PM should live in India before promoting Make in India: Ashok Chavan

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 01, 2016 22:29 IST
Ashok Chavan said PM Modi ‘should first love India and live in India, and then he should say Make In India’. (HT file photo)

Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday saying he should first “live in India” and then promote “Make in India”, even as he criticised the Centre for being “anti-labour” on the occasion on International Labour Day.

Taking potshots at Modi’s flagship ‘Make in India’ campaign, Chavan said, “Modi ji should first love India and live in India, and then he should say Make In India.”

He was addressing a gathering of railway officials and employees here organised by Central Railway Majdoor Sangh (CRMS) to mark the occasion.

“Union government is coming up with revised laws in the name of labour reforms but they are turning out to be anti- labour. Now, time has come when all labour unions come together at one platform and oppose it,” he said.

He also said it was the erstwhile Congress government in Maharashtra which brought monorail and metro rail services in the city, but, the BJP government was trying to take away the credit for it.

Earlier, Chavan unveiled statue of founder president of CRMS, S M Shukla, at its headquarters in Dadar.

M Raghavaiya, General Secretary of National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) also addressed the gathering and suggested the government to improvise the efficiency of the railways by motivating employees.

General Manager of Western Railway G C Agrawal, president of CRMS R P Bhatnagar, Maharashtra secretary of INTUC (Indian National Trade Union Congress) J P Chhajed and other officials of Central and Western Railway were also present on the occasion.

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