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November 28, 2017 The US State Department and other American agencies in partnership with NITI Aayog, India’s think tank, have organised the GES, which seeks to create an environment that empowers innovators, particularly women, to take their ideas to the next level. The delegates include about 400 each from India and the US and the remaining from the rest of the world. This is the 8th GES which brings together entrepreneurs, investors and eco-system supporters for mentoring, networking and investment matchmaking. This is the first time that the event is being held in South Asia. (with IANS) // ]]>
Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday attacked the BJP on Gujarat’s development model, saying that as a result of a distorted concept of development, many sections of the people were left behind and the state has regressed in the last 22 years.Here’s the Chidamabaram critique, tweet by tweet
5. Even before 1995, Gujarat’s growth rate was higher than the national average and Gujarat has maintained that edge. Amul, the ports, the vibrant textile industry and the chemical and petrochemical industry pre-date 1995.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) November 19, 2017
6. A large share of the credit is due to the people of Gujarat.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) November 19, 2017
7. Where the government of Gujarat has faltered — and can be faulted — is in its neglect of distributive justice.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) November 19, 2017
8. The table tells the story of Gujarat and how, despite the boasts, Gujarat is not ahead of four comparable states. While Gujarat has progressed industrially, in many critical areas of human development, Gujarat may have actually regressed in the last 22 years. pic.twitter.com/IWVCVUI6oQ— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) November 19, 2017
9. As a result of a distorted concept of development or vikas, many sections of the people have been left behind.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) November 19, 2017
He targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his extravagant promise to bring development to the Centre, create two crore jobs every year, bring back black money stashed abroad and put Rs 15 lakh in the bank account of every Indian during 2014’s general election. “Obviously, none of the extravagant promises could be fulfilled. Hence, the all-round sense of disappointment after 42 months… A similar sense of disappointment prevails in Gujarat which goes to election in December.”
10. The election in Gujarat promises to be a contest of many hues: Economic/Social Reality vs Headline Grabbing Announcements and Poor Human Development Indicators vs Billion Dollar Investment Proposals.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) November 19, 2017
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Two English television channels on Monday reported that four months after the UPA came to power in 2004, Sonia Gandhi wrote to the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram on a petition by financiers of Tehelka news portal that had conducted a sting operation on a fake defence deal that cost late Bangaru Laxman his job as BJP President and got him convicted.
It seems Sonia was repaying the debt to Tehelka's chief Tejpal for his stories against Modi ??#SoniaLetterLeaked— Seema Choudhary (@Seems3r) November 6, 2017
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#SoniaLetterLeaked There is no doubt that there was mass interference in the running of Govt at all levels without any accountability.— Totlani Krishan (@kktotlani) November 6, 2017