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Make In India Week is ‘show off’ event: Nirupam

Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam on Wednesday dubbed the ‘Make In India Week’ as “show off” organised by the BJP to cover its failures at the Centre and the state.

Sanjay Nirupam

“Make In India is nothing but a tool of land grabbing for the industrialists and BJP is repeating ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ model, which completely failed to realise the MoUs signed during (Narendra) Modiji’s tenure as the Gujarat chief minister. Make In India Week is a ‘tamasha’,” Nirupam told a press conference here.

Quoting figures obtained ‘Make In India’ website and from various ministries, he said, “Modiji gave 12 crore sq mt land at throw away prices to industrialists during Vibrant Gujarat days and now state government is on the same path.” Nirupam alleged that of the total MoUs signed during Vibrant Gujarat period, only three per cent of it went through realisation.

“During the ongoing event, our chief minister made us fool by saying it (Make In India Week) has been a big hit, whereas the truth is, most of the MoUs were already signed two to five months back and the government is saying that it has re-negotiated and actualised it in this Make In India Week,” he claimed.

Nirupam said the “intolerance issue” was the prime reason why government has failed to woo foreign investors.

“This government has miserably failed to attract FDI, despite Prime Minister’s foreign trips. There is no conducive environment in the country,” he said.

Alleging that the Modi-led government has squandered the momentum created by former UPA regime, Nirupam said, “Ever since the Modi government has taken over, India’s Ease of Doing Business Ranking slipped from 132 to 134 in the first year of NDA government.

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