February 2015 \ Business & Investment \ Business
States woo Diaspora

  • The Union Home Minister, Mr Rajnath Singh at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on January 09, 2015. The Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Manohar Lal Khattar, the Chief Minister of Goa, Mr Laxmi Kant Parsekar, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Ms Anandiben Patel, the Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Parkash Singh Badal and the Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr Oommen Chandy are also seen

Several chief ministers wooed the Indian diaspora at the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to come and invest in their states and promised several incentives, while Kerala urged that the diaspora be given online voting rights.

Among the chief ministers who attended the session and called Investment Opportunities in States, were Andhra Pradesh’s N. Chandrababu Naidu, Madhya Pradesh’s Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Punjab’s Parkash Singh Badal, Kerala’s Oommen Chandy, Maharashtra’s Devendra Fadnavis, Haryana’s Manohar Lal Khattar, Jharkhand’s Raghubar Das and Goa’s Laxmikant Parsekar.

Earlier, chairing the session at the PBD, the world’s largest annual gathering of people of Indian origin, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the country is “moving towards an era of cooperative federalism, giving voice to states in shaping the economic destiny of the nation”.

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