New Delhi: TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee’s withdrawal of support from the UPA government over FDI in retail has given an opportunity to the Uttar Pradesh government to attract investors as the Ministry of Commerce and Industry with collaboration of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has decided to organize ‘Partnership Summit’ in Agra instead of Kolkata.

The UP government has aimed to attract huge investments in the state through the renowned summit of the national and international businessmen scheduled to be held between January 27 and 29, 2013.

In a letter to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has offered to hold the ‘Partnership Summit’ in Agra.

The combined annual meeting of ministry and CII’s is considered to be one of the most popular summits of businessmen and investors.

The Samajwadi Party, which is looking forward to have cordial relation with the Centre, has grabbed the opportunity and welcomed the decision of organizing the summit in Agra.

‘The summit will be a platform for the resources enriched state Uttar Pradesh to showcase itself before the investors’, Anil Kumar Gupta, Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner said.

The eyes of the national and international investors will be set on the state during the 3-day-summit.

Excited over the summit, Gajendra Verma, UP state Head, CII, has said that the businessmen and Chief Executive Officers of national and international level will also mark their presence.

It is expected that projects worth Rs thousands of crore may be given green signal during the summit. It is worth mentioning that, the last summit was held in Hyderabad.


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