August 22, 2014
CESC Chairman Sanjeev Goenka praises WB CM`s successful business trip to Singapore
Industrialist Sanjeev Goenka on Thursdaytermed Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee's business meetings in Singapore asextremely well-organized and professional and ranked it among the best businessdelegations that he has been a part of over the years.
“We went to Singapore with an expectation.I returned last night with an experience beyond expectation. The meeting venueand the decor, the manner in which the interactions were held and indeed theCM's countenance was very different from anything that I have witnessed before.
The Chief Minister was completely focusedand attentive to what was being said. She spoke sparingly, and when she did,she exuded confidence, spoke from the heart. Many delegates from Singaporelater told me that what was perceived of the Bengal CM and what they witnessedwas completely at odds,” Mr Goenka said.
Mr Goenka was also all praise for themanner in which the meetings were conducted as well as the content ofpresentations. “It was absolutely top class. It could have been a meeting atDavos. And Mamata was absolutely clear in what she had to say. If someone had aserious business proposal, land would not be a hurdle, she made it known. I amcertain that in two years, we will see something come of this visit,” he said.
The CESC chairman also felt Ms MamataBanerjee's proposal to create a chair at the Calcutta University in honour ofLee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first Prime Minister and often referred to as the country'sarchitect, was a masterstroke.