Chauhan’s potential versus Obama’s
Posted November 15, 2010on:
Taking the names of US president Barack Obama and Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan in the same breath would have aroused indignation in many a bosom till a few days back, but no more now. After the US president arrived in Mumbai and was through his first day’s schedule, the perception about Shivraj Singh Chauhan changed miraculously and he emerged in an entirely different light.
President Obama landed in Mumbai with a strong contingent of entrepreneurs from his country who had a very serious interaction with the top industrialists of India. The preparations for this had gone on for months. The outcome: the MoUs worth merely Rs 44,000 crore could be signed at the end of the day.
This shows how the potential of the Madhya Pradesh chief minister has always been underestimated. The MoUs worth over Rs 2, 44,000 crore were signed without much effort at the two-day global investors’ summit which Chauhan had called at Khajuraho in the latter half of October. He already had in his pocket the MoUs worth over Rs 4, 71,000 crore signed in the earlier years of his tenure, which will complete five years at the end of November.
Had Obama contacted Chauhan, the latter would have, with the able assistance of industries minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, got the MoUs worth lakhs of crores of rupees signed and ready for the US president — all for a token consideration for Sadhna Singh Chauhan’s kitty.