Invite foreign players a futile exercise till the centre changed its priorities, says AAP
GN Bureau | September 28, 2015
As prime minister Narendra Modi invites business leaders to invest in India in Digital India and other initiatives, Taking potshots at the Prime Minister’s, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal took potshots at Modi’s pet project ‘Make in India’ and has said that Modi should ‘Make India first’, which he says his government is doing by investing in education and health.
“Make in India would automatically happen if we Make India first. Make India is to invest in health, education, water, safety, justice and infrastructure,” Kejriwal tweeted on Sunday. “People are our best asset. Invest in them and the world will follow us. Pro-people power policy of AAP government is a step towards Make India. All doubts on the power front have evaporated in front of honest governance,” he said in a series of tweets, referring to the electricity tariff that was not hiked.
More AAP leaders took to Twitter later to slam ‘Make in India’.
Ashutosh, in a series of tweets, slammed the BJP over issues such as the attack on the north-west District Magistrate, ticket distribution in Bihar, and call drops.
#MakeIndiaFirst was trending on the micro-blogging site till late on Sunday evening.
About Modi in the United States, the Aam Aadmi Party said it was of the view that though the prime minister was fully justified in making efforts for the progress of the country, any step to invite foreign players would continue to be a “futile exercise” till the centre changed its priorities.
“The fact is that our country lacks basic facilities. We need urgent attention and investment in the fields of health, education, water, safety, justice and infrastructure,” the party said.
Meanwhile, the Congress launched an onslaught over Modi’s US trip and his statements after the prime minister accused congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra of making “crores” of money.
“We demand an inquiry into funding of the PM’s community addresses when he goes abroad. Who is paying for all this?” Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said. “The Prime Minister’s US visit was a mere fashion show,” Sharma was quoted by a section of a media as saying.
“Listening to the Prime Minister’s speech, I am ashamed. The Indian PM after going to California is making fun of his countrymen and is only praising himself,” Congress leader Rashid Alvi said.
The Congress said the PM should have also reflected on issues such as Lalitgate and the Vyapam scam, involving BJP leaders, during his address to the Indian community in San Jose, California.
“Indians are fed up with the government who helps a ‘bagoda’. Is there any state government in India like Rajasthan where there are scams after scams? Before taking a dig at others, he should look at his party,” Congress leader Manish Tewari said.
RailTel has achieved highest ever turnover of Rs 903 crore and clocked a profit before tax (PAT) of Rs 194 crore and net profit of Rs 130 crore in financial year 2016-2017. RailTel has said that the past year has been remarkable for it as the railway PSU has proved itself to be a key
From 1969 onwards, following an amendment in the BHU Act, the Banaras Hindu University (BHU)’s executive council is entirely nominated by the president of India on the recommendations of the HRD ministry. None of the executive council members are elected, thus, diluting the democratic structure of th
The highest proportion of policymakers with not much or no knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was found in India (38%), said a report by an international advocacy group. Equal Measures 2030, an advocacy group, which spoke to policymakers in India, Colombia, Indonesia, Keny
Prime minister Narendra Modi has launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” – to ensure electrification of all households in the country. Here are five elements of this new programme: The total ou
Companies operating in the financial services domain will have to develop novel preventive control mechanisms and significantly invest in reactive capabilities to keep cyber-attackers at bay, suggested an ASSOCHAM-PwC joint study. “Incorporating a more agile cyber risk management appro
We rarely think of food as a viewpoint. We understand the world of food, but not so much its worldview. Everything that we consider as food has a rich context that’s one part history, one part anthropology, significant bits of science, and a liberal sprinkling of medicine, politics, culture and econo