MP Congress chief asks PM to reconsider inaugurating GIS

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Indore
  • Updated: Oct 08, 2014 15:29 IST

As Indore gears up to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 9, state Congress chief Arun Yadav has urged the PM to reconsider his decision to inaugurate the Global Investors' Summit 2014 on Thursday.

In a letter to the PM, Yadav wrote that some 'dubious' facts about the summit have been hidden from the PM to get his nod for inaugurating the event. Also, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his government can't deny that their knolwledge partner for the summit - Ernst & Young - has been blacklisted by the Government of India.

The company, which has operations in 150 countries of the world, is facing probe in 11 cases of fraud and criminal conspiracy in many countries. Such a company playing the role of knowledge partner of MP government for the summit is not only morally objectionble but is violation of the spirit of the Constitition and laws in India.

Several high commissioners, ambassdaors and high-level delegates from various countries are participating in the event and the Prime Minister's image would be adversely affected if he went on to inaugurate the summit, he wrote in the letter.

Yadav further said that chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's act of not furnishing the full information about the summit and its participants to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to allow him to take an informed decision about his participation in the inaugural cereony of the summit must also be strongly criticised.

In the concluding part of his letter, Yadav referred to the alleged failure of all the Global Investors' Summits organised by Shivraj government since 2007 and said crores of rupees have been spent on the event in successive years but there is little success in terms of investment.

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