More than 100 corporate leaders — including some big names — joined the BJP on Sunday, with party chief Amit Shah appealing to them to avail benefits of the schemes launched by the Narendra Modi government and create employment opportunities.
Prominent among those who joined the party include Henry Moses of Qatar Airlines, Neeta Agarwal of AT&T, Anil Parashar of Interglobe technologies and others.
Alamgir Khan from Lufthansa, Jagpreet Lamba of AIKON Group, Kapil Kumaria of Corporate Alliance group, Dr Naveen Talwar of Fortis Hospital, senior advocate Rajeev Tyagi and Rajiv Bhambri of India Abroad also joined. A BJP release issued by the party claimed executives from Bank of America, Honeywell, SpiceJet, Bombardier, UTC, KPMG were also present at the event.
Saying they were joining a family and not a party, Shah listed out the recent decisions taken by the government and hoped the country would soon return to a high-growth trajectory. Shah also expressed confidence that GST would be a rolled out from April next year.
“India is gaining a reputation across the globe under Modi’s leadership. The country will soon start riding the high-growth path,” Shah said.
The BJP’s youth wing chief, Anurag Thakur, who was instrumental in winning over these corporate leaders, said it was a matter of great pleasure that ‘Professionals, Administrators, CEOs and Entrepreneurs’ (PACE) have joined the BJP.
“Since their top bosses have joined, other employees working in these organizations will also be motivated to join the BJP,” Thakur said.