New Delhi, April 20: Senior Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that he has behaved like a “business development manager” and benefited industrialists while ignoring the government companies.
Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters in Delhi, the Punjab Minister stated during Modi’s rule, industrialists secured 18 major deals.
“The Prime Minister, in the last five years, made 55 foreign trips and during those trips he was accompanied by two prominent industrialists who got maximum business deals,” alleged Sidhu.
In the last five years, the government firms, which were earlier making profit, have now become loss-making companies, the cricketer-turned-politician further claimed.
“The government defence companies, which had experience of over 50 years, were not given any contracts,” he charged, adding, “I want to ask the Prime Minister why he thought about welfare of only two companies while the government companies were left to die.”