Delhi election- 100 corporate leaders join BJP

In a major boost to the BJP, over 100 corporate honchos on Sunday joined the party ahead of Assembly election in Delhi. This development is reflection of the party's growing popularity in the corporate world owing to the initiatives taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Government to revive the economy after assuming office in May 2014.

According to an Indian Express report, top business leaders, including bankers, joined the BJP in presence of party chief Amit Shah and Yuva Morcha president Anurag Thakur, who is said to be instrumental in getting them on board.

The top business leaders include Pervez Alamgir Khan of Lufthansa, Henry Moses — country head of Qatar Airways, Neeta Agarwal of AT&T, Jagpreet Lamba of Aikon Group, Kapil Kumaria of Corporate Alliance Group, Anil Parashar of Interglobe Technologies, besides Dr Naveen Talwar, senior orthopaedic surgeon, Fortis Hospital; Rajeev Tyagi, senior advocate and Rajiv Bhambri, CEO of India Abroad newspaper (of USA/Canada.

Association of these business leaders is going to shine BJP's poll prospects in the coming Delhi Assembly election as majority of Delhiites constitute a huge part of the work force in the corporate world.

According to a statement released by the party, many top executives of companies like Bank of America, Honeywell, SpiceJet, Bombardier, UTC and KPMG were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the new entrants of the BJP, party chief Amit Shah said, "I am confident that the GST will be a reality from April, 2016."

He also enumerated the major initiatives taken by the BJP Government at the Centre to give a boost to the economy.

"Make in India, Land Acquisition Ordinance, Mines Ordinance are the steps taken by the Centre to change business climate and restore business confidence. The perception about India is fast changing across the world and it will be again riding on the high growth path in a couple of years," the BJP chief said.

Delhi will vote on February 7 to elect a new Government. Election became necessary here within little more than a year as the AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal messed the political situation by first forming Government with outside support of his arch-rival Congress and left the office of Chief Minister in just 49 days to contest May 2014 Lok Sabha election.

The way Arvind Kejriwal plunged the National Capital in the political uncertainty, all sections of society of Delhi suffered a lot as developmental works in the absence of an elected State Government came to a standstill. It is believed that AAP will have to pay heavy price for its failure to fulfill its promises which it made ahead of 2013 Assembly election.

Courtesy Niti Central


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