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Kejriwal questions Modi’s US visit

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit and said there was a need to first make India strong before expecting investment from abroad.

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

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

The Delhi chief minister also questioned Modi’s travel plan and asked if it suited “the stature of an Indian PM to visit individual companies to seek investments”.

Meanwhile, attacking Modi for his alleged jibe at the Gandhi family in the United States, Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh said the BJP and its leadership should take moral responsibility for making a mockery of the nation by way of unfounded talk and ridiculous jibes by Modi in his speeches on foreign soil.

The AAP thinks that there should be a civilized debate on the entire issue, including the prime minister’s attempts to mock at the basic foundations of the country’s constitution, he added.

“With Modi having ended his high-profile visit to the US, it is time for the country to reflect on the visit’s outcome and what the country has achieved from his meetings with heads of various countries and CEOs of major companies,” Ashutosh told reporters.

“The prime minister is staging events, going from door to door to companies seeking investments. The reality is otherwise; no company will invest in India until we are a strong and a stable economy with complete respect and amenities for all section of society,” Ashutosh said.

The AAP leader said the basic requirements of education, health, law and order, infrastructure and speedy justice to all were a pre-condition for a country to open its economy to foreign players.

“The Modi government should indeed take a cue from the Delhi government on how to pursue pro-people policies,” he added.

 

 

–IANS