"Modi has to realise that his ministers simply don't understand that they are pushing away foreign investments by campaigns like 'ghar wapsi',” Tharoor said.
    
"Infact they don't really care about foreign investors not coming in. Unless he does that, his economic agenda or the promises he has made to the voters cannot be fulfilled and if they cannot be fulfilled, well, Congress will be waiting for the next elections," he said.


    
Tharoor was speaking at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival here where he was on a panel to discuss his upcoming book "India Shastra."
    
He also expressed his doubts about the success of the ambitious "Swachh Bharat Campaign" launched by Modi last year
    
Stating that the BJP leader had built his appeal by focusing on the "manifesting needs" of India but after having won an election, his ideals have given "a free ride to the most retrograde in society."
    
"They are busy rewriting textbooks extolling the virtues of ancient science...projecting self reliance against free trade and foreign investment and asserting the India's identity must be purely Hindu," Tharoor said.

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