'Entire world is looking forward to Narendra Modi govt'

Written by PTI | Bhubaneswar | Updated: May 29 2014, 01:29am hrs
UK-based Indian businessman and the founder of Vedanta Resources PLC Anil Agarwal today said the whole world is looking forward to the new government headed by Narendra Modi.

"Not only, me, the entire world is looking forward to the Modi government. There are a number of young people who are looking for employment," Agarwal told reporters replying to a question on his expectations from the NDA government.

Agarwal flew in here from London to congratulate Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who retained power in the state for the fourth time in a row.

Stating that development is a must for India, Agarwal said: "We have to eradicate poverty. We cannot remain poor forever."

Lauding the 2014 general elections in India, Agarwal said: "See, it is the biggest democracy in the world and elections have been completed peacefully."

He said the aluminium sector can generate huge employment opportunity both in Odisha and elsewhere in India.