Kejriwal’s veiled attack on Modi for investment pitch in Davos


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday made a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his investment pitch made at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday.


Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal said, “If all state govts, central govt and SC together cannot get one movie released and run safely, how can we expect investments to flow in? Forget FDI, even local investors wud feel hesitant. Not gud for already dwindling economy. Bad for jobs (sic).”

His comments came a day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi mocked Modi by asking him to inform the delegates in Switzerland about the Oxfam report that only 1% business houses owned the 73 percent of the wealth generated last year.

The Oxfam report had further said that 67 crore Indians comprising the poorest half of the population saw one percent increase in their wealth.

In a startling revelation, the report had said that the wealth of ‘this elite group’ increased by a whopping Rs 20,913 billion in the last 12 months. This amount, the report added, is equivalent to the total budget of central government in 2017-18.

Addressing around 3,000 influential delegates in Switzerland, Modi had said that world needed not only more wealth, but also enhanced wellness, peace as well as prosperity, while societies needed to seek “wholeness.”

Promising that India had the answers to these challenges, the prime minister had urged the participants to “come to India.”