June 19, 2020: Parimal Nathwani, a consecutive two term Rajya Sabha MP representing Jharkhand from 2008 onwards and Senior Group President of Reliance Industries Ltd got elected to the Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh at Amravati today as a YSR Congress Party candidate.
On getting elected, Nathwani said, “I thank our dynamic and very popular leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, and YSR Congress Party, for giving me the opportunity to serve the people of this state. It is one year since he became CM of AP and he has fulfilled nearly 90% of the promises made by him and he will do a lot more for the over-all development of the state in the remaining 4 years of his term. Our CM has focused on the ‘Navaratnalu’ or the 9 welfare schemes that he had promised to implement, and a lot has been achieved in each of these schemes.”
Nathwani further added, “I am fully committed to serving the people of Andhra Pradesh and will work along with CM and his team for the development of the state. I will bring to the table my extensive experience gained during my 12 years as RS MP of Jharkhand and several decades of experience at Reliance Industries Ltd.”
Two term (12 years) Rajya Sabha MP from Jharkhand, Shri Parimal Nathwani has done exemplary work and utilised Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) and Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) funds to near 100 per cent for rural infrastructure, education, health, sanitation, skill development, etc. The three model village panchayats Baram-Jaratoli, Chuttu and Barwadag adopted by him under SAGY and development work done there by him has been very extensive.
Nathwani works closely with RIL Chairman & MD Mukesh Ambani. He considers Reliance patriarch Shri Dhirubhai Ambani as his mentor and role model. He played a pivotal role in setting up of the world’s largest refinery complex at Jamnagar in Gujarat. Besides accomplishing, land acquisition amicably, Nathwani also steered project execution creating infrastructure for RIL’s Petroleum Retail outlets, retail foray, Gas transportation pipeline and Jio Mobile Network across the western states of India.
As per the Socio-economic Survey 2019-20 released a few days back, Andhra Pradesh has shown strong growth of 12.73% in the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) at Rs 9,72,782 crore in 2019-20, as against Rs 8,62,957 crore in previous fiscal 2018-19. Andhra Pradesh’s GSDP growth for 2019-20 was a a healthy 8.16%.
In the past three months the Corona Virus pandemic has created havoc across India and the world. But, our CM and his entire team have worked very hard and taken important proactive steps to successfully contain the spread of Covid19 in Andhra Pradesh. Unique & effective use of technology, providing cash & food relief to the poor, delivering pensions door-to-door, converting state transport buses into mobile vegetable bazaars and distribution of free masks, are just some of the numerous initiatives that CM and his team have taken to fight against the Covid19 crisis. The few months lockdown while containing the spread of the virus has hit the economic well-being of all sections of the society. Here too our CM has taken various measures so as to provide support to all those impacted by this lockdown.
Our CM’s efforts to provide English medium education in government run schools is a welcome initiative. Today English has become a global medium of communication and a good grasp of it provides better career opportunities and a better life in future.
Nathwani concluded, “Our CM faced lots of difficulties and challenges after the death of his father Shri YS Rajasekhara Reddy. But he has overcome all odds. He has shown huge potential to lead the people. He is capable to provide leadership to not only the people of Andhra Pradeshbut also to the nation, particularly South India. With no other young generation leader comparable and competitive enough in sight, Shri Jagan Mohan Reddy is surely to be a great force in politics of Andhra Pradesh and South India for a long time to come.It is a great privilege for me to work with him and his partyto serve the people of Andhra Pradesh under his leadership.”