Ratan Tata votes for Narendra Modi; says, Prime Minister capable of delivering New India

Ratan Tata, the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons has reposed his faith in the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi and says that he will certainly deliver a ‘New India’. In an interview, the renowned industrialist said, “He (Narendra Modi) is able, capable and innovative enough to look at India afresh. I, for one, am optimistic that India will be the ‘New India’ that he has promised.”

 Elaborating why he believes so, Ratan Tata said that as Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi had helped him by providing a “home” to set up a factory in the state, after the company shut down a Nano car manufacturing unit in Singur, West Bengal back in 2007. Recollecting the anecdote, Ratan Tata said, “I’ve known Mr. Modi when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. I turned to him when we had to change factories from Singur in West Bengal to Gujarat. I’ve seen him, will never forget the way he found solutions for a company that was looking for a home.”

Talking about the idea of ‘New India’, Tata said such a vision needs everybody to rally around the direction that the leaders are giving and he hoped that young people would be motivated to do that.

Tata also said all Indians should be “proud” of their country. “We as a country or the citizens of a country need to get back that pride that we should have that we are Indians, not that we are Punjabis or Parsis or Tamils, but that we are Indians first, that we have a country that we belong to and we should be proud of. We seem to be losing that somewhere,” he said.