Industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has expressed that the investment climate in West Bengal has improved under chief minister Mamata Banerjee – enough to encourage him to invest in the state if he were younger.
Paul recently visited Kolkata, where he opened a new wing at Loreto College named after his wife Aruna Paul, a college alumnus. He told media at Kolkatta that much had improved in the city in recent years.
“Kolkata has never looked cleaner. I would invest in the state if I were 50 years younger, but at 86 I am not sure I have the capacity to see a project to completion. But I would love to do something which would be of service to the people of West Bengal,” he said.
In New Delhi, Paul met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he got the “clear signal” that corruption had become a bad word in India today.
“Much remains to be done, but I am now very positive about India. The status of India and its people has been raised at the international level. We can see this in the public discourse in the UK and elsewhere,” he said.