Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claim that Khadi sales have doubled in the last one year in India, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tweeted '...if Modiji will ever get his facts right on claims & announcements?'
During his radio address on Mann ki Baat, Modi has mentioned, not once but twice, that as he had urged people (in 2014) to buy more Khadi, the sales of the material in the country has doubled. He has also exhorted listeners to increase the purchase of khadi, after his initial address.
Khadi sales have not doubled,up only by 6%. Wonder if Modiji will ever get his facts right on claims & announcements https://t.co/rtZax73gt8Ã¢ Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) September 23, 2015
I had urged you all to buy some Khadi and I am happy the sales have increased so much. This is realisation of Jan Shakti: PM @narendramodiÃ¢ PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 20, 2015
When observed closely, the figures mentioned actually correspond to the sales of one KVIC signature store - Khadi Gramodyog Bhawan, in New Delhi's Connaught Place.The estimate for the store is from April 13 to April 28, 2015, (compared to corresponding period of the previous year).
However, an official release by the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises earlier this year claimed a "60 per cent jump in Khadi sales".