New Delhi, Feb 14:
The business fraternity is hopeful that newly-installed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal would be able to make the national capital a global city, harnessing the strength of the common-man, and also be able to separate economics from politics for the metaphorical growth.
Aam Admi Party (AAP) chief Kejriwal was Saturday sworn in as Delhi’s chief minister by Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung at the Ramlila Maidan here, along with six ministers.
“Kejriwal will have tremendous opportunity to cleanse the political process with the support of people of Delhi and would be able to separate economics from politics for metaphorical growth of national capital as it will always attract diverse immigrants from the entire federal structure of India,” Alok B. Shriram, APHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry President, said.
Meanwhile, ASSOCHAM President Rana Kapoor said he was confident that the AAP government would be able to make the national capital a global city harnessing the strength of the common-man whose power and potential has not been fully tapped.
Kejriwal, 46, led the AAP to a thumping win in the Delhi assembly elections. The party won a staggering 67 of the 70 seats.
“Governments can tap the vast powers of a common man and common woman only by empowering them with education, health, better life standards. Kejriwal’s connect with the common man would go a long way in harnessing the people power which makes a huge difference to the industry and economy,” Kapoor said.
He said the ASSOCHAM was confident that the AAP government would improve Delhi’s index on ease of doing business and attract new investment as the capital city will have better infrastructure.
However, the PHD Chamber in a statement said it had appealed to the new chief minister “not to insist on bringing down tariffs of utilities in areas of electricity, water and the likes below their cost for those who do not fall in the category of vulnerable section since such measures may be non-productive on the new dispensation in the long run.” IANS