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Arun Jaitley shares stage with Arvind Kejriwal in Kolkata

Arvind Kejrwal and Arun Jaitley temporarily put aside their difference, as they got together for Mamata Banerjee's Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata.

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The second edition of summit began in Kolkata on Friday, and the state government is hoping to draw huge investment commitments from both domestic and international investors.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejrwal and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley temporarily put aside their difference, as they got together for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata, Milanmela ground on Friday (January 8). (Source: Express Photo by Subham Dutta)

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The business summit had in attendance several top industrialists like Mukesh Ambani, Adi Godrej, Sajjan Jindal and Subhash Chandra among others. Several NDA ministers, including Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu and Piyush Goyal, are also expected to attend. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is already in Kolkata to participate in the mega event. (Source: Express Photo by Subham Dutta)

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“We are not satisfied after having waited more than seven years for a steel plant to come up here, and after having willingly handed over our land,” said a villager about the upcoming cement unit. (Source: Express Photo by Subham Dutta)

Arvind Kejriwal, Arun Jaitley, Arvind Kejriwal arun jaitley, Mamata Banerjee, Bengal Global Business Summit, Kejriwal Jaitley, Kejriwal Jaitley together, Kejirwal Jaitley Pics, Arvind Kejriwal Arun Jaitley photo, Bengal Global Summit Photos

Trying to explain the decision to set up a cement plant, Jindal said: “The government tried its best to make the (steel) plant work. She got her bureaucracy and political establishment to do everything to push it. But kismet was not with us… Didi had been pressing us for something to be set up at Salboni. ‘If the steel plant was not happening, let something else come up here,’ she told us.” (Source: Express Photo by Subham Dutta)

Arvind Kejriwal, Arun Jaitley, Arvind Kejriwal arun jaitley, Mamata Banerjee, Bengal Global Business Summit, Kejriwal Jaitley, Kejriwal Jaitley together, Kejirwal Jaitley Pics, Arvind Kejriwal Arun Jaitley photo, Bengal Global Summit Photos

Aware of the local sentiments and the fact that a cement plant would only use up about 134 acre of the 4,300 acre of land he now possessed, Jindal mentioned a mega 1,300-MW power project, and subsequently a paint manufacturing plant as his additional plans for Salboni. As for Mamata, the investment event clearly portrays how she had moved ahead from her Singur days as she waited 40 minutes at Salboni after Jindals had a problem landing in Kalaikunda airbase and had to make a detour via Kolkata airport to reach the venue on Wednesday. The long wait apart, she warmly greeted the entire Jindal family – wife Sangeeta Jindal and son Parth Jindal, who had accompanied Sajjan Jindal, for the event. (Source: Express Photo by Subham Dutta)