Sponsored events in foreign do not bring investors: Priyanka Gandhi mocks ‘Howdy, Modi!’

Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi | Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his ‘Howdy, Modi!’ diaspora event in Texas.

She said that the ongoing slowdown was a speed breaker in his government’s claims of working towards making India a $5 trillion economy.

“Creating a media blitz by repeating $5 trillion everyday and managing headlines will not trigger economic reforms. Sponsored events in foreign countries do not bring investors. Investors have lost faith. Economic investment has lost ground,” tweeted Priyanka Gandhi Gandhi Vadra without taking the name of the ‘Howdy Modi!’ event.

“The BJP government is not accepting the truth. This economic slowdown is a speed breaker in the path of becoming an economic superpower. Without corrective measures, all the show-off is worthless,” she further tweeted.

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal too questioned the logic of organising publicity extravaganzas outside the country. “If ‘Howdy Modi’ is being held out of India, then it should take place here as well. Modi should have an event like ‘Howdy Modi!’ in the rural areas of the country and the people will tell him what they are facing.”

“He organises such extravaganzas for both internal and external consumption, these don’t result in prosperity for ordinary people here, they are only for publicity,” said Kapil Sibal.
Meanwhile, preparations are in huge swing for the sold-out event of Prime Minister Modi in Texas, Houston. About 50,000 people will be attending the event, mostly Indo-Americans.
US President Donald Trump recently confirmed that he will be addressing the event too, marking it the first time he has addressed the country’s whopping Indian origin population.

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