NDA govt under Nitish Kumar will complete its term in Bihar: Shahnawaz Hussain
Hussain noted that Yusuff Ali of Lulu Group, Sanjiv Puri of ITC and Pranav Adani of Adani Group were among those who participated in the meet.
Speaking to reporters at the Bihar Investors' Meet here, Hussain said there should be no ''ifs and buts'' as far as the state government's stability is concerned and added that Kumar, the JD(U)'s face, will continue to lead it to usher in development.
Speculation about the fate of the BJP-JD(U) alliance government has been rife as the relationship between the two allies are believed to be far from smooth. Opposition RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav's meeting with Kumar on the issue of caste census on Wednesday has added to the grist after the two leaders also attended each other's 'iftars' recently.
In Delhi to hold a meeting of business persons as part of his efforts to boost investment in Bihar, where industry presence has been poor, Hussain made the remarks in reply to a question about the state government's stability.
Expressing confidence about growing industrial presence in the state, he said the meeting drew better than expected response, adding that similar meetings will be held in cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata before a final one is held in Patna where MoUs for investments are expected to be signed.
Bihar's development is necessary if the country has to develop, he said, adding that the state government has created a landpool of 2,900 acres for industries.
The state has necessary infrastructure facilities coupled with required availability of power and water to boost industry, he said, adding that the government is focussing on food processing and textile sectors.
The state is thinking big, and mega food parks and mega logistic parks are coming up there. A number of ethanol plants will also open in the state, he said.
Industries secretary Sandeep Poundrik said representatives of 110 companies attended the event. Hussain noted that Yusuff Ali of Lulu Group, Sanjiv Puri of ITC and Pranav Adani of Adani Group were among those who participated in the meet.
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