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Bengal Inc showers praise on Mamata

The admiring voices now are the same as they were in 2006. So is the language. The only variance is in the person, on whom the accolades are showered as Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee exits giving way to Mamata Banerjee.

kolkata Updated: May 14, 2011 17:16 IST
HT Correspondent

The admiring voices now are the same as they were in 2006. So is the language. The only variance is in the person, on whom the accolades are showered as Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee exits giving way to Mamata Banerjee.

Chairman emeritus of RPG Enterprises RP Goenka feels that this is not the time to ask Banerjee what she can do for the industry, but to tell her what big biz can do to regain West Bengal’s lost glory. “By all means, a great moment for democracy. My heartiest greetings to Mamata Banerjee on so courageously passing her agni pariksha,” Goenka said.

His son and the vice-chairman of RPG Enterprises, Sanjiv Goenka, said the Trinamool win meant that democracy has triumphed in West Bengal. “What was being expected by many for some time has happened. The 2011 voting is an eye-opener to the rest of world, creating new confidence in Bengal. Now is the time for business to put its best foot forward and help our new leader build a better Bengal. I will continue to be committed to investing strongly in the state,” Goenka said.

According to the managing director of Patton Group of companies, Sanjay Budhia, since Banerjee had already proved herself as an able railway minister, she would also excel as the West Bengal chief minister. “Her vision is very clear and she is sure to implement it,” Budhia said.

The director general of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce, P Roy, said the Trinamool victory is a victory for democracy, which has clearly and overwhelmingly voted against non-performance.

According to the Globsyn Group chairman, Bikram Dasgupta, the victory of Trinamool is a fantastic demonstration of determination. “Banerjee has set an example for youngsters that nothing is impossible. The youngsters should learn that if one desires anything and work hard towards it, nothing can stop them,” he said.

Claiming that he is indifferent about the victory, Bengal Shrachi Group managing director Rahul Todi said the new government should give top priority to the development agenda. “My demand is from the government and not from any party. The new government should be a transparent one and its policies should also be transparent,” he said.