Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the Indians were good and disciplined like their counterparts in other parts of the globe but at present, the requirement was good governance and proper infrastructure.
Kejriwal was addressing the Bengal Global Business Summit at Milan Mela ground.
“People used to say that Indians are indisciplined but those people living in the western countries and Singapore are disciplined. This is not true. Our people are disciplined but the system is faulty. They will start behaving differently when they will get good governance and better infrastructure,” he said.
Referring to the ‘odd-even’ scheme in Delhi to reduce pollution, he said: “This is a classic example of discipline. Give good governance and people will follow you.”
Talking about his long association with the city, Kejriwal said he had stayed in Kolkata for nine months in 1992 and worked in the Kalighat home of Mother Teresa. “But the city has progressed a lot due to Mamata Banerjee,” he said, adding “Banerjee has remained an idol for the young people of India like me. Her honesty, integrity and strong will power have made her the leader.”
Keriwal, who attended the dinner hosted by Banerjee at Eco Park on January 7, said: “I have been watching Banerjee for quite sometime and had talked to her over telephone but on Thursday I was touched by the warmth of her heart. She attended each and every guest and her humility is remarkable.”
He urged the businessmen to invest in Bengal which is coming up as an ideal destination. He urged the industrialists to come to Delhi and attend a similar meet and explore the investment possibilities.