Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, January 23, showcased India as a business destination to the world at the opening session of the World Economic Forum at Davos.
In the meet, he showcased the ease of doing business in India. He spoke on topics including climate change, terrorism and the threats to globalisation from the powers of protectionism.
He recalled that the last time an Indian prime minister attended the WEF 21 years ago, "India's GDP in 1997, when the last PM came to Davos, was a little over 400 billion dollars. It has grown six times since."
In India, he said, "democracy, demography and dynamism" are shaping development and growth that is inclusive.
While he received a rousing applause from those in attendance after his speech, Twitterati seemed unimpressed.
Modi's political rivals were quick to point out flaws and throw shade at the prime minister.
Modi ji spoke about Big Data,Artificial Intelligence,Cyber Security— Rachit Seth (@rachitseth) 23 January 2018
A simple task envisaged by UPA-National Optical Fibre Network to connect 2.5 Lakh Gram Panchayats is NOT finished.First Modiji extended deadline to 2016 & NOW to 2019! More than HALF LEFT! #IndiaMeansBusiness?
However, he did receive some support, but they were from expected quarters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address in Davos has been unique and distinct. Prime Minister has raised country's stature by explaining the relevance of Indian thought, philosophy and cultural values as a solution to global challenges.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) 23 January 2018