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It was indeed after a long time that India Inc was witness to bold government decision making in the third year of Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government’s second term. Industrialists present at the Taj Mahal Palace were aware that Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was preparing to turn her back to the UPA around the same time in Kolkata. But their advice or message to Sharma was clear — please stick to your guns.
Godrej said please do not go back on the decisions. Anand Mahindra told Sharma that the government must provide a stable environment. Kochhar said communicate the benefits to farmers and Noel Tata emphasised on the need for the government to continuously engage with the industry. Sharma heard them out, but perhaps at the back of his mind, was hoping that Mamata would see reason and turn around.
Mamata was not one to relent. She invoked maa, mati and manush to pull out of the UPA and said her ministers would resign on Friday, effectively putting the
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