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Latest Inductions into BJP Fold Mean 'Business'

BJP on Sunday inducted over 100 corporate honchos into the party fold. These professionals were drafted into the BJP by party chief Amit Shah.

Published: 02nd February 2015 06:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2015 08:23 AM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI:The BJP on Sunday inducted over 100 corporate honchos into the party fold. These professionals were drafted into the BJP by party chief Amit Shah on Sunday.

“Over 100 CEOs became members of the BJP which included Perveiz Alamgir Khan from Luftansa, Henry Moses country head of Qatar Airlines, Neeta Agarwal of AT&T, Jagpreet Lamba of AIKON Group,” the BJP statement said.

The list also included 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, India Abroad newspaper (of rediff.com) USA, Canada.

Many top executives of companies-- Bank of America, Honeywell, SpiceJet, Bombardier, UTC, KPMG were also present on the occasion, the statement said.

Addressing the business leaders, Shah said that he is confident that GST would be a reality from April, 2016. Elaborating on the steps taken by the Centre  like Make in India, Land Acquisition Ordinance, Mines Ordinance to change business climate and restore business confidence, Shah said that the perception about the country is changing fast across the globe and India will be again riding on the high growth path in next couple of years.

Day 3 Questions

The BJP on Sunday posed its third set of questions to the AAP chief and former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman posed questions related to electricity and water tariffs claims made by the AAP in their advertisements. The other questions were related to asking why Kejriwal was never transferred out of Delhi during his tenure as Income Tax official, moreover he had claimed to be a IT commissioner, when he was only a deputy commissioner. Sitharaman said Kejriwal had also claimed that he would visit Varanasi again and again during the Lok Sabha election campaigns, but never looked back after he lost the elections.

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