The CEOs joined the party in presence of BJP president Amit Shah and Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha chief Anurag Thakur, who was instrumental in getting them onboard.

Amit Shah was quoted as saying corporate leaders are not joining the party but a family.

"Over 100 CEOs became members of the BJP today which included Perveiz Alamgir Khan from Luftansa, Henry Moses country head of Qatar Airlines, Neeta Agarwal of AT&T, Jagpreet Lamba of AIKON Group," among others, said a statement.



It also included Kapil Kumaria of Corporate Alliance group, Anil Parashar of Interglobe Technologies besides senior orthopaedic surgeon at Fortis Hospital Dr Naveen Talwar; senior advocate Rajeev Tyagi, and India Abroad newspaper (of rediff.com) USA/Canada ECO Rajiv Bhambri.

Many top executives of companies-- Bank of America, Honeywell, SpiceJet, Bombardier, UTC, KPMG were also present on the occasion, the statement said.

Addressing the business leaders, Shah said he is confident that GST would be a reality from April, 2016.

Elaborating on the steps taken by the BJP government like Make in India, Land Acquisition Ordinance, Mines Ordinance to change business climate and restore business confidence, Shah said that the perception about the country is changing fast across the globe and India will be again riding on the high growth path in next couple of years.

Shah appealed to corporates to take benefit of newly launched schemes of the government and create employment opportunities in the country.

Thakur said that it is indeed a matter of great pleasure that Professionals, Administrators, CEOs and Entrepreneurs' (PACE) have joined the BJP and party's activities would certainly gain pace by their joining.

Expressing his confidence Thakur said that since the top bosses have joined, other employees working in these organisations would also be motivated to join the BJP.

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