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Monday , November 23 , 2009
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Singhbhum chamber votes for stability

Jamshedpur, Nov. 22: Traders and industrialists of the steel city today met at Chambers Bhavan. The agenda of the meeting was not industrialisation but stable government in state.

Officials of Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) requested all members to exercise their franchise and vote for a stable government that can ensure a corruption-free state.

“We are also responsible for the present affairs in the state. Most of our members do not exercise their right to elect a government of their choice. They should understand that one vote can also make a difference,” said SCCI vice-president (public relations and welfare) Suresh Sonthalia.

“The traders and industrialists should also see to it that their employees use their voting power to bring about a change in the society. Every person should fulfil his/her duty if we want a good government in the state,” said SCCI vice-president (trade) Alok Choudhary at the gathering.

Encouraging the campaign started by the chamber’s body, former SCCI president R.L. Gupta said: “I am sure there is light at the end of tunnel. The affairs in Jharkhand will definitely improve when we ensure the formation of a stable government in the state.”

During the awareness drive, SCCI started poster and SMS campaigns among its members.

“Our aim is to motivate our members so that they cast their votes. Our members can motivate their family and employees working in their business establishments to vote in this election,” said another member of SCCI.

Chief guest Surekha Nerurkar, the wife of Tata Steel’s managing director H.M. Nerurkar, said other social organisations should also initiate such campaign.

“There are number of social organisations and clubs in city that should initiate such voters’ awareness campaign. I am sure that SCCI members will come out and vote for a candidate of their choice in this election,” added Nerurkar.

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