India Inc. congratulates AAP on landslide victory, AAP historic win in Delhi polls, Aam admi Party sweep Delhi polls, Delhi assembly election result 2015, Delhi result news, Delhi assembly election
India Inc. congratulates AAP on landslide victory
New Delhi, (IANS) Complimenting the Aam Admi Party (AAP) on its landslide win in the Delhi state elections, Indian industry Tuesday said it looks forward to collaborating with the Arvind Kejriwal-led government in the national capital's development.
The chambers, which showered praise on the Modi government with full-page advertisements Saturday -- the day when Delhi voted for a 70-member assembly, lost no time in welcoming the AAP victory.
The stock markets too reacted favourably to the Delhi election verdict. The barometer index of the Indian equities market closed the day's trade up 128 points.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,122.48 points, closed the day's trade at 28,355.62 points, up 128.23 points or 0.45 percent from the previous day's close at 28,227.39 points.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) complimented AAP on its strong performance in Delhi state assembly elections.
"CII and the industry in Delhi is confident that the new government would be industry-friendly and would strengthen Delhi's position both economically and socially," said Zubin Irani, chairman, CII Northern Region.
According to Irani, CII looked forward to working with the state leadership on a focussed agenda comprising of GST (goods and services tax), skill development, promotion of the services sector, upgradation of industrial areas, green energy, water conservation and women's safety.
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) congratulated AAP on its victory and hoped that the huge mandate will be used to create positive governance environment for growth of businesses in the state.
"We are encouraged by the statement that the AAP will endeavour to ensure that starting a business or trade in Delhi takes maximum time of one week and that it will also take steps to end inspector raj," said A. Didar Singh, secretary general, FICCI.
"It is also heartening to see focus of AAP's Action Plan on making Delhi a start-up hub and create amenities to realise this promise," added Singh.
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry described the massive mandate in favour of AAP as a vote for clean politics and governance in which there is no elbowroom for corruption and appeasement.
PHD Chamber's president Alok B. Shriram said the Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi should make all possible provision for education, women's safety, water, electricity, sanitation and a host of other such issues as well as efforts for the industrial development of Delhi.
The industry body said the capital city needs altogether new infrastructure, adequate water and power for its economic upliftment coupled with a cluster approach so that all its industrial pockets are revived to serve the emerging requirements of stakeholders.
Privately, industry leaders remained apprehensive over the policies the AAP government will pursue.
They also advised the AAP leadership not to indulge in an excessive exercise in giving out doles as such measures could prove counter-productive and promote lethargy in the system.
Industrialist Harsh Pati Singhania too congratulated Kejriwal for leading AAP to a landslide victory in the Delhi assembly elections.
"His unhindered zest to project the issues of common man as his election motto has reaped rich dividends," Singhania, director, J.K. Organisation and vice chairman and managing director, JK Paper said.
Top banker Deepak Parekh described the victory of AAP in Delhi's assembly elections as a "vote for change".
"It is a change for which the people of Delhi voted," Parekh, chairman of Housing Development Finance Corporation told reporters in Mumbai on the sidelines of an event.
"I think what has impacted Delhi elections is that in the last seven-eight months nothing changed there when it was under the L-G (Lieutenant Governor) rule. It may have upset the people," he said.
According to Parekh, only time will tell how AAP delivers on its promises of cheaper power and access to water.