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AAP wants make India first while Cong rambles around on Modi’s US visit

Invite foreign players a futile exercise till the centre changed its priorities, says AAP

GN Bureau | September 28, 2015


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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.

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