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Goa meet: BJP CMs armed with business plans too

Chattisgarh chief minster Raman Singh and Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi - both from BJP - have brought business plans to the BJP national executive to attract investment into their respective states

india Updated: Jun 08, 2013 15:37 IST

Choosing between an assertive Narendra Modi and a sulking LK Advani is not the only item on the agenda at the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national executive in Goa this weekend.

Chattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh and Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi, both of whom landed in Goa for the BJP national executive Friday, have come armed with business plans. State bureaucrats have accompanied them to bolster efforts to attract investment into their respective states.

Raman Singh met a delegation of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) office bearers at a coastal resort, asking them to invest in Chhattisgarh, which he described as having great potential, "in spite of the Naxalite movement".

Raman Singh also said the state would start a skill development programme to "tackle the Naxal problem".

The Chhattisgarh chief minister has promised a single-window system of clearances and permissions for industries willing to set up units in his state.

"The power production is huge in the state, 44% of forest land is open for exploration, (it is a) hub of the herbal industry which is the future, and agricultural production is double the national average," a CII official who attended the meet said.

Deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Modi is expected to interact with members of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Sunday.

First Published: Jun 08, 2013 12:39 IST