Results of the Assembly Elections in key states including Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam and Kerala, have strengthened Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi who will now be able to speed up economic reforms with help of non-Congress friendly parties like AIADMK and even Trinamool Congress, ASSOCHAM President, Mr Sunil Kanoria said .
“The NDA Government will certainly find it easier to deal with Trinamool Congress and AIADMK in the Rajya Sabha for passage of crucial bills, mainly the long-pending and the most important, GST (Goods and Services Tax),” said Mr Kanoria.
“At the state level, emphatic return of West Bengal Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms J. Jayalalitha, sends out a clear signal that there is no alternative to the people-centric policies,” said the ASSOCHAM chief.
“In Tamil Nadu especially, it is seen how one of the most progressive and industrialised state can carry forward even the populist schemes which are targeted towards meeting basic needs of people at the bottom of the pyramid,” he added.
“Plus, decisive leadership of the two women Chief Ministers have played a key role in the victories of their parties,” further said Mr Kanoria.
ASSOCHAM has congratulated two of the most influential women leaders in South Asia, besides the apex chamber has also congratulated the Prime Minister and the BJP President for a decisive victory in Assam.
“BJP’s victory in Assam opens a new political chapter in the north-eastern states, which are expected to be asking for more of development to meet rising aspirations of their people,” said the ASSOCHAM president.
In Kerala, a message is clearly anti-incumbency, marked by allegations of various scams in the Congress led UDF, ASSOCHAM wishes the incumbent LDF success.