Kejriwal stresses on “Make India” rather than “Make In India”
Countering PM Modi’s “Make in India” program, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said the priority should be on ‘Making India’. “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 tweeted.
“People are our best asset. Invest in them and the world will follow us. Pro-people power policy of AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) government is a step towards Make India. All doubts on power front have evaporated in front of honest governance,” the chief minister said in a series of tweets.
“If we concentrate on providing proper infrastructure, rendering honest services and ensuring a conducive atmosphere for making India, then we wouldn’t have to give a call for Make in India. If we can ensure this, corporates would line up to make India a strong and vibrant nation,” said the chief minister.
Later, at a programme in Delhi Assembly, where he paid tributes to the first speaker of the Central Legislative Assembly (now Lok Sabha) Vithal Bhai Jhaver Bhai Patel and freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh on the occasion of the 142nd and 108th birth anniversaries, respectively, of the two leaders, he said priority should be given for “Making India” rather than “Make in India”.
Hitting out at Modi’s Make In India pitch in the US, the Aam Aadmi Party said the country lacks considerably in basic facilities and needs urgent attention and investment in the fields of health, education, water, safety, justice and infrastructure.
“The AAP is of the view that though the PM is fully justified in making efforts for the progress of the country, any step to invite foreign players shall continue to be a futile exercise till the central government changes its priorities,” the party said in a statement.