The title seems too contradictory. Doesn’t it? Some of you might think how a person can go against himself. Well, “Modi Hai To Mumkin Hai” (With Modi, Everything is Possible).
A few weeks ago, PM Modi gave a motto, “Go Vocal For Local“. A movement directed at asking people to encourage local businesses and industries. The idea was mainly to boycott Chinese products and services.
And then, this happened:
STEC bags Rs 1,126 cr UG Package 4 of Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor
For those who don’t know, STEC stands for Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd. And sadly, it is not exactly a Delhi-based company. Unless of course, if India occupied half of China overnight and merged Shanghai into Delhi.
I agree that other companies quoted higher prices, but isn’t that what the Genius man asked 137 crore people to bear when he went all guns blazing asking people to “Go Vocal For Local“?
He wants the middle-class and lower-middle class to bear higher costs of daily-use items like soap dispensers, and a million other things, but his government cannot shell out an extra 44 crores in order to give the contract to L&T instead of STEC.
But they can spend hundreds of crores to set up advertising screens and hoardings across the states to campaign for upcoming elections and celebrate ‘1 year of Modi 2.0’.
Talk about Hypocrisy! This is the epitome of it.
P.S. 2.0 undertook a 3-month image management and public relations course in the United States, I have been told. Only thing bumming me is, ‘WHEN’?! Or maybe two things, ‘WHEN’ and ‘HOW’?