Varanasi, Dec.25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday ruled out the privatization of the Indian Railways. Addressing a gathering in Varanasi after flagging off the WDP4D locomotive at Diesel Locomotives Work (DLW) in the presence of railway minister Suresh Prabhu, Modi pitched his ‘Make in India’ campaign once again and asked “why can’t India produce what it needs?”
Highlighting the importance he wanted to give to the railways, Modi talked about setting up four railway universities to boost the capabilities of the Indian Railways, which in turn would make the nation go forward. The Prime Minister emphasized on making the railways the backbone of India’s economic development.
Pitching the ‘Make in India’ campaign, Modi said Indians needed to focus on their own capabilities.”We have asked the youth to make in India,” he said. He also added that defence requirements needed to be met in India itself.
Earlier in the day, speaking at a function at the Banaras Hindu University, PM Modi said that “21st century is an era of knowledge. We have to contribute something or the other that benefits the world at large”.