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Kejriwal rakes up ‘Make India’, BJP hits back

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday questioned the foreign tours of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and advised the latter to stop going to individual companies for foreign help and investments.

india Updated: Sep 30, 2015 00:12 IST
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File photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. He has been targeting Modi’s flagship ‘Make in India’ project with his ‘Make India’ pitch, stressing that the country should first focus on infrastructure development.
File photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. He has been targeting Modi’s flagship ‘Make in India’ project with his ‘Make India’ pitch, stressing that the country should first focus on infrastructure development.(Raj K Raj /Hindustan Times)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday questioned the foreign tours of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and advised the latter to stop going to individual companies for foreign help and investments.

As Modi wrapped up his two-nation tour of Ireland and the US, Kejriwal took to Twitter to take a dig at the PM and asked what the country had achieved from his foreign trips.

“PM Modi’s US trip ends. Time to ponder what has country achieved from his foreign trips so far?”, he tweeted.

Kejriwal also wondered whether it behoved the PM to visit individual companies to seek investment.

Kejriwal has been targeting Modi’s flagship ‘Make in India’ project throughout the week with his ‘Make India’ pitch, stressing that the country should first focus on infrastructure development.

“Make in India would automatically happen if we first Make India ... Make India is to invest in health, education, water, safety, justice and infrastructure,” Kejriwal had tweeted on Sunday.

On Monday, he once again repeated ‘first make India’ comment.

“For instance, Chinese first built China and then all corporate giants vied to invest in China. So, lets first Make India. If we make India strong, investments will come at our terms, else investors will dictate terms,” Kejriwal tweeted.

The Delhi BJP criticised Kejriwal for his comments. “Kejriwal is passing through a phase of frustration as his dismal performance and corrupt deeds of his party MLAs have disconnected him from the masses,” said Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay.

During his visit to the United States, Prime Minister Modi met various tech giants and leaders, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and many others.