The first day of the Bengal Global Business Summit 2016 passed off very well. A host of industry honchos from 25 countries as well as from India, along with quite a few international and national political personalities attended the opening day. Praises were heaped on the West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee by all of them for her exemplary leadership. Many of them fondly called her ‘Mamata Didi,’ proving her endearing nature. Not only praises, but concrete investments were announced by the bigwigs as well. All is well for the State of West Bengal.
Here are what some of the delegates said at the summit:
MUKESH AMBANI, CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR, RELIANCE INDUSTRIES
Bengal ranks high in terms of ease of doing business. I congratulate CM Ms Mamata Banerjee for her leadership.
TSHERING TOBGAY, PRIME MINISTER, BHUTAN
Mamata Banerjee is a household name in Bhutan. We were honoured to host her last year.
TUFAIL AHMED, COMMERCE MINISTER, BANGLADESH
We are impressed with the achievements of Bengal in the last four years.
PRITI PATEL, MINISTER OF STATE FOR EMPLOYMENT, UK
Our partnership with Bengal has deepened. Under the current Chief Minister, Bengal has developed immensely.
PIYUSH GOYAL, MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE), COAL, GOBVERNMENT OF INDIA
It was Mamata Didi who helped me navigate the logjam in Parliament after 200-odd coal block allocations were cancelled.
SURESH PRABHU, MINISTER OF RAILWAYS, GOBVERNMENT OF INDIA
West Bengal is a hub of railway operations. We will fast track metro projects in Kolkata.
YOGESH CHANDER DEVESHWAR, CHAIRMAN, ITC
In the last few years there has been rapid transformation in Bengal under Mamata Banerjee.
ARVIND KEJRIWAL, CHIEF MINISTER, DELHI
The West Bengal Chief Minister is a gutsy leader but on a personal level she is a great host, a warm person. I request all of you to whole-heartedly invest in Bengal.
SAJJAN JINDAL, CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, JSW STEEL
Bengal is one of the best states to invest in.
RAKESH BHARTI MITTAL, VICE-CHAIRMAN, BHARTI ENTERPRISES
Giant strides have been made throughout the State in the last three years … I will definitely go away today as the brand ambassador of West Bengal.
NIRANJAN HIRANANDANI, DIRECTOR, HIRANANDANI GROUP
Ease of doing business has improved in Bengal. We congratulate the West Bengal Chief Minister.