The chief minister said it was the victory of people who had supported her development plans. “Bengal should be number one in every sphere,” she said.
Harshavardhan Neotia, national president of FICCI said her resounding mandate had proved that
people of the state were in favour of development. He said “didi” had to fight against a mighty opposition and shrill campaign. He said Kolkata was an ideal tourist destination and hoped that in the next five years more development would take place in the state with more job opportunities. He said those who come to the city now praise it because it looks better and are impressed by the infrastructure development that has taken place in the last five years.
Rakesh Shah, president Bharat Chamber of Commerce said that the victory margin reflected the trust the people of West Bengal had in Mamata Banerjee’s political leadership. He also talked about her extensive knowledge of West Bengal and her unique ability to feel the pulse of people. Sanjay Budhia said during his recent visit to the United States he found two of his clients showing keen interest in Bengal politics and particularly Mamata Banerjee’s emphatic electoral victory. Very soon “West Bengal will become Best Bengal,” he remarked.
Ambarish Dasgupta, president Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry said Mamata Banerjee had helped Bengalis to come out of their “timid nature.” He said he had asked some people who were present during her speech at Asia House in London last year about their experience, and all of them had told him that it was really amazing that “she always maintains her usual self.”
SA Fazal, president of Oriental Chambers of Commerce said because of her sheer courage and determination she had reached the top overcoming so many hurdles. President Federation of South Bengal Chambers of Commerce Sudhir Agarwal said investments were pouring in to Bengal and now employment generation was the need of the hour. Veteran industrialist Sudhir Jalan said: “West Bengal has really transformed.” OP Dhanuka enthralled everyone present in the hall by singing Tagore’s famous song “Amra sabai raja amaderi rajar rajottwe,” in Bengali.