Singhvi lauds PM Modi's speech on terrorism in US

Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Abhishek Manu Singhvi said here on Tuesday that he entirely agrees with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the fact that terrorism is non-negotiable and shades of terrorism cannot exist.

New Delhi: Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Abhishek Manu Singhvi said here on Tuesday that he entirely agrees with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the fact that terrorism is non-negotiable and shades of terrorism cannot exist.

"I entirely agree and I don't think that anybody can disagree with PM's statement; this is absolutely correct, you cannot have colors and shades of terrorism, original causes of terrorism, or justifiable motives for terrorism. Terrorism is a per se no go area, it is non-negotiable," said Singhvi.

Yesterday, while addressing the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York, Prime Minister Modi said that terrorism is an enemy of humanity and it cannot be tackled on the basis of political arithmetic.

Singhvi also appreciated Narendra Modi's meet with the top business leaders in the United States saying that it's a good thing if it gets converted into solid reality and concrete results.

"It's a good thing if it gets converted into solid, hard facts and reality for India. Its good if it gets converted into solid, hard, real, ground real FDI investment, US dollars, import of technology, new manufacturing set ups. It can't be objected and we will off course judge all things not by words or breakfast but by concrete results and we are happy that if any of our initiatives is taken forward and made stronger," Singhvi added.

Yesterday, the Prime Minister held a breakfast meeting with CEOs of 11 top US companies, during which he pushed India's case as the best investment destination in Asia.

Among the eleven CEOs whom the Prime Minister had met were Google's Larry Page; David M Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group; Michael L Corbat, CEO of Citigroup; Doug Oberhelman of Caterpillar; Cargill President and CEO David W MacLennan; Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo; Kenneth C Frazier of Merck; MasterCard President and CEO Ajaypal Singh Banga, AES Corporation CEO Andres Gluski, Charles R. Kaye of Warburg Pincus and Micheal Ball of Hospira - a US-based global pharmaceutical company.

These meetings were a part of Prime Minister Modi's plans to increase the share of India's manufacturing sector to 25 per cent of the GDP from 15 per cent currently. He is expected to assure the CEOs of a red carpet welcome minus the red tape. (ANI)