Terming the event as a mere “gimmick”, BJP today slammed the SP government for holding the ‘Pravasi Diwas’, saying the ruling party should first “improve its image” on the law and order front and then invite NRIs to the state.
“In reality the law and order situation in the state is so that no industrialist is ready to invest in UP. First the government should improve its image on this front,” BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Patahk claimed.
He said that while the government was speaking of entering into new ventures with private investors, it should tell the public what happened to the agreements signed earlier.
“The people should also be told about how the MoUs signed earlier have benefitted them (people),” he said.
Pathak said that the government should first improve the basic infrastructure.
“There is no denial that there is immense possibility of investment in UP, but the government has failed in developing infrastructure required for that,” he said.
The three-day ‘Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Diwas’ began in Agra yesterday where several non-resident Indians (NRIs) have gathered to celebrate their roots.