India is changing and it would not be less to say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying his best to change India’s reputation at the global level. By changing our country’s reputation would bring FDI. So what is Narendra Modi’s plan? Well, you’ll learn it in this article.
During 2014 general election, Amith Shah, the president of BJP had appointed his long time Modi confidante Vijay Chauthaiwale as the head of foreign affairs department of BJP. Chauthaiwale had projected PM’s efforts to reach around 28 million expats and people of Indian Origin throughout the world. He had organised several glitzy events at venues like Wembley Stadium.
Modi’s Plan was to forge better relations with Indian Diasporas to lure foreign investment and entrepreneurs to India. This way it would increase the profile of Indians in the US, UAE and elsewhere. This would change these large communities into the politically potent constituency and facilitate local politicians and businesses to seek closer economic relations with India.
“Rebranding was necessary, because when Prime Minister Modi took charge, practically everyone had written off India because of the corruption scandals, nepotism and indecision,” said Chauthaiwale.
Chauthaiwale has a PhD in microbiology and was employed at India’s Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Later, joined BJP for PM Modi’s 2014 election war room.
“People are rediscovering the potential of India, especially the NRI community,” added Chauthaiwale.
He also said that PM Modi’s high-profile events like the Madison Square Garden can help transform these communities into political constituencies. This would enable deepen trade ties between India and other countries. These wealthy communities are also a large source of political donations for the BJP, he added.
Chauthaiwale also added that PM Modi is trying to implement looser migration rules for India’s mobile professionals and the government has made it easier for NRIs to return to India, invest and do philanthropy in their home villages.