Top BJP leaders to grace the investor summit in Indore
From union finance minister Arun Jaitley to Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, the Global Investors Summit will witness a number of ministers, prominent industrialists and ambassadors from India as well as five partner countries — Japan, UAE, Singapore, UK and South Korea.indore Updated: Oct 20, 2016 10:58 IST
From union finance minister Arun Jaitley to Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, the Global Investors Summit will witness a number of ministers, prominent industrialists and ambassadors from India as well as five partner countries — Japan, UAE, Singapore, UK and South Korea.
As of now, the final list also includes union textile minister Smriti Irani, union minister of law and justice Ravi Shankar Prasad, senior BJP leader Narendra Singh Tomar, among others.
“Confirmation of most of the leaders, ambassadors and foreign delegates is yet to arrive. The final list is expected to arrive by Thursday,” said Sanjay Dubey, divisional commissioner.
A detailed programme list, shared by the district administration of the two-day international event, briefed that a total of three sessions will be held on the first day of the summit with over 3,000 people expected to be present.
A Business to Business (B to B) and Business to Government session will also be held in which investors will discuss the prospects of investment in Madhya Pradesh.
In the presence of ministers and chief executive officers, presentations and discussions on government policies and planning for the departments (themes) of textile, ESDM and tourism will begin from 2pm on Saturday.
Sectors like agri-business, food processing, pharmaceuticals and automobile & engineering will be the sole focus of the session.
A cultural program will be held showcasing the art and cultural diversity of Malwa region.
The second day will witness representatives of partner countries discussing the application of Make in India, renewable energy, urban development and MP’s export strategy in the context of investments.
A valedictory session will also be held on the second day in which a brief review will be held.
Saffron body protests invitation to Chinese firms
RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) on Wednesday burnt the effigies of state finance and industries ministers to protest invitations to Chinese companies for the Global Investors Summit to be held in the BJP-ruled state on October 22-23.
The SJM workers set fire to the effigies of state finance minister Jayant Mallaiya and Industries Minister Rajendra Shukla at the historic Rajbada in the city, saying they were opposed to the invitation to Chinese firms as the country is providing financial support to Pakistan.
“We are totally against inviting Chinese representatives to the Global Investors Summit (GIS) to be held here as China is continuously extending financial support to Pakistan which is involved in anti-India activities,” coordinator of Swadeshi Jagran Manch’s Indore-Ujjain division, Suresh Bijolia said.
Terming China as an “anti-India country”, he demanded that no Chinese company be allotted even an inch of land for setting up any industry in the state.
Mallaiya had clarified on October 15 that since the invitation to Chinese representatives was sent quite earlier, it was not wise to prevent them from taking part in the GIS at the last moment.
Shukla, too, in his statement on October 10, said, “In our country only those Chinese goods are opposed which are made in China. But if a company of that nation sets up its plant here then it will not only generate employment for the people but also earn revenue for the state.”