Varanasi: RSS-affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) on Wednesday opposed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign and urged him to amend it to 'Made by India', cautioning him against repeating the "past mistakes".
SJM Sangathan Mantri (Organising Secretary) of Kashi region, Ajay Kumar said, "the way East India Company cunningly flourished its business in the country here, we must learn from our past historical mistakes and our government should ensure not to repeat the same mistakes once again..."
The Manch has advocated replacing the slogan with 'Made by India' and suggested that the products must be manufactured by local companies and then exported worldwide by Indian nationals.
The SJM has scheduled a meeting at Banaras Hindu University on November 21 where intellectuals and opinion makers along with the people who were associated with Swadeshi movement will participate in the discussion on this issue.
The Prime Minister, through his pet 'Make in India' project, has said that his government will roll out a red carpet to foreign companies to set up industries in India.
Kumar said that during the meeting at BHU here, an extensive discussion would be held and an appeal will be made to the Union Government to amend its policy of inviting foreign companies here.