It has 24 hours over that Mamata Banerjee ended her sit-in protest at Dharmatala, in Kolkata. Now, from the today morning, the West Bengal Chief welcomed dozens of ambassadors and business bigwigs to the Bengal Business Summit. Mukesh Ambani is also expected to come to the event.
The event has been organized at New Town in Kolkata and it is going to be the fifth edition of the two-day summit. As per reports Niranjan Hiranandani of the Hiranandani group and Rajan Bharti Mittal of the Bharti group are already in Kolkata while more business leaders are also expected to join to the Bengal Business Summit.
Several Union Ministers are invited to the summit by the West Bengal government. Last time Arun Jaitley Suresh Prabhu and Nitin Gadkari were the most prominent representatives from the Center but this time no central minister is expected because of the recent clashes between leaders of the BJP and the ruling Trinamool Congress. According to the sources, Union Commerce and Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has written to Ms. Banerjee expressing his inability to attend the event.
The recent conflict over the issue to harass the Kolkata Police Chief by the CBI it is supposed Ms. Banerjee was not expecting anyone from the Centre to share the platform.
In 2015, the Bengal Global Business Summit was joined by the representatives from 20 countries while this time it has grown up to 35 including UK, France, Czech Republic, and South Korea.
As the event comes just after 48 hours of the stormy situation in the country over the rough face-off between the BJP and Ms. Banerjee it is likely to be the mood of the investors if they will be attending the summit or not.