India Inc on Sunday hailed the good show by BJP in Maharashtra and Haryana assembly polls hoping that it will give further impetus to the Modi government to push ahead with key economic reforms, including Goods and Services Tax (GST).
It also hoped that the new governments in the respective states would meet all the legitimate aspirations of their people with good governance.
"Haryana elections were highly inclusive....The results are true representation of masses. This shows decisive public sentiment for effective governance and growth aspirations of Haryana," Rattan Kapur, chairman, CII Haryana state council and managing director, Mark Exhaust Systems Ltd, said.
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Sharad Jaipuria congratulated BJP for getting majority on its own in Haryana and emerging as the largest party in Maharashtra and said that development should would follow to ameliorate the lot of the people in the two states.
The industry chamber hoped that the new governments in the respective states would meet all the legitimate aspirations of their people with good governance, involving minimum intervention of polity and bureaucracy in the routine affairs with utmost transparency and effectiveness.
"In addition, the chamber anticipates that among the priorities of the new governments, the states' industrialisation would be one of the leading concerns to ensure that growth visits them for employment and demand generation for the produce of all segments of industry with foolproof law and order situation in place," PHD Chamber said.
Assocham said that the new governments in Haryana and Maharashtra should bring in much better coordination between the Centre and the states on important but politically difficult issues like labour reforms.
"A clear dominance of the BJP in Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections will strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government at the Centre and give it a further crucial political support for going ahead with key economic reforms, including the long-pending GST, better subsidy targeting and labour laws," Assocham said in a statement.
"Also victory in these states will also enable the BJP and its allies to send more members to the Rajya Sabha where the ruling party at the Centre at present does not enjoy full majority. Such victories will take the BJP steadily to the majority in the Upper House of Parliament, which is crucial to take forward crucial economic legislations," Assocham president Rana Kapoor said.
BJP for the first time has got majority in the Haryana assembly winning 47 seats in the 90-member House. It has also emerged as the largest party in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly.