‘Make India’ more important than ‘Make in India’: Arvind Kejriwal

By: | Published: September 27, 2015 6:32 PM

"Pro-people power policy of AAP govt is a step towards 'Make India'. All doubts on power front have evaporated in front of honest governance," Kejriwal said on micro-blogging site twitter.

In a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet theme ‘Make in India’, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the goal cannot be achieved without ‘Making India’.

Kejriwal said “pro-people” policies similar to ones “initiated by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government,” were important to ‘Make India’. He also emphasised on investing in health, education, infrastructure, water, justice and safety.

“‘Make India’ is to invest in Health, Education, Water, Safety, Justice and infrastructure. People are our best asset. Invest in them and world will follow us.”

“Pro-people power policy of AAP govt is a step towards ‘Make India’. All doubts on power front have evaporated in front of honest governance,” Kejriwal said on micro-blogging site twitter.

The Delhi chief minister was also referring to the electricity tariff which was not hiked by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) last week.

He said, once we ‘Make India’ then the world will automatically start following ‘Make in India’.

“Simple but important point – Lets all first ‘Make India’. And the world will automatically start ‘Making in India’,” he tweeted.

‘Make in India’ is an initiative of Modi to woo investors and manufacture in India.

He also lauded AAP volunteers for their initiatives in curbing dengue. Yesterday, the party announced that it has procured 40 fumigating machines which will be pressed into service across different constituencies of the national capital.

“I am proud of AAP volunteers who are helping people fight dengue on the streets of Delhi,” he tweeted.

On Modi’s ongoing visit to the United States, the Aam Aadmi Party said it was of the view that though the Prime Minister is fully justified in making efforts for the progress of the country, but any step to invite foreign players will continue to be a “futile exercise” till the central government changes its priorities.

“The fact is that our country today lacks considerably in basic facilities. We need urgent attention and investment in the fields of health, education, water, safety, justice and infrastructure,” the party said.

It also stated that “foreign investors will come to seek profit while they would not be much interested in building the basic social infrastructure and it will have to be done by us only.

“Any development without the provision of basic amenities to the people shall be detrimental to everyone. People are the best asset of the country and if they are taken care of, the world will surely follow us.”

The AAP said that it would propagate its Delhi model – which “has proved that increased allocation in basic sectors yields results”. The AAP government’s performance in the power sector is an example for states across the country to follow, it said.

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