West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said though the state has done well in terms of ease of doing business, some legacy issues concerning the previous Left government will take some time to wither away. She was addressing Horasis Asia meeting here and urged a section of overseas diaspora to come and invest in West Bengal as it was now the most preferred destination. “In terms of ease of doing business, West Bengal has inched several points upward. It is now the third state in terms of doing business,” she said. Banerjee however said owing to the previous 34 years of Left Front rule, there were some legacy issues which would take some time to wither away. The chief minister, speaking before 300 foreign delegates from the US, Europe, and Asia said the state was strategically poised, safe and sound politically and geographically. “Everything is there in the state and we need just your availability,” she said.
Both physical and social infrastructure in the state were improving, she said, adding that work culture too had improved a lot. Banerjee also invited the attending delegates to participate in the ensuing Bengal Global Business Summit on January 16 and 17. Meanwhile, chairman of Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce Charles Tang offered to set up a football development centre in West Bengal which Banerjee gladly accepted.