GUWAHATI, Sept 28 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s much-hyped �Digital India� has a lineage to Jawaharlal Nehru.
In a statement today, Gogoi said that it was unfortunate that Prime Minister Modi denigrated the contributions of Jawaharlal Nehru, who had sown the seeds of Digital India and taken the lead in setting up IITs, IIMs and the Bhaba Atomic Research Centre for a vibrant and resurgent India.
Digital India has been made possible because of the young Indians who received training in the IITs and IIMs and credit must be given to them for their role in the IT revolution in India. Moreover, former prime minister late Rajiv Gandhi, who gave great importance to communications in the field of information technology, had also made real contributions for the IT revolution in India.
Gogoi said Modi is patting himself for the progress India has made in the area of information technology. Modi, he said, inherited the atmosphere and infrastructure congenial for information technology from his predecessor, while the impact of Google and Facebook in India can also be attributed to the efforts of young entrepreneurs.
Modi�s attempt to cash in on the efforts of the young technocrats will only expose his narrow political aggrandisement, Gogoi said. �People of India are very intelligent to understand Modi�s marketing tactics and they will give due weightage to the real contributors of IT revolution,� he added.