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Captains of India Inc vote for stable and decisive govt

Last updated on: April 24, 2014 21:05 IST
Anil Ambani.

Leaders of India Inc in the financial capital, including Ambani brothers, Adi Godrej, A M Naik, N Chandrasekaran and Chanda Kochhar cast their votes today, expressing hopes for a stable and decisive government.

Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan voted at a booth near his official residence off Peddar Road in south Mumbai.

"It is the duty of everybody to vote. I appeal to all those who can vote, to please come out and vote," he said.

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Captains of India Inc vote for stable and decisive govt

Last updated on: April 24, 2014 21:05 IST
HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh

HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh, however, could not cast his vote as his name was missing from the list of voters at the booth where he had voted in the past.

A source familiar with the development said Parekh went to the polling centre in South Mumbai around 8.30 a.m. where he has been normally voting for decades and did not find his name in the list.

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Captains of India Inc vote for stable and decisive govt

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Mukesh Ambani with his wife Nita Ambani.

Accompanied by his wife Nita, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani cast his vote in south Mumbai.

"Our vote is what binds all Indians together and today we are very happy to be a part of the 1.2 billion Indians... a vote equalises and unites all of us to build a stronger India," he said.

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Captains of India Inc vote for stable and decisive govt

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 Arundhati Bhattacharya

"We want a stable government, we want a strong government and we do want a government to take fast actions... transparent and clear decision-making is very necessary," State Bank of India Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya said after casting her vote at a booth in Malabar Hill area.

Talking of challenges, which lay ahead for the new government, Bhattacharya said: "The problem will be to manage expectations as there are huge expectations from this (coming) government. But going forward, what really needs to be done is to work together in order to curb inflation. Because inflation is anti-growth."  

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Captains of India Inc vote for stable and decisive govt

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N Chandrasekaran

Tata Consultancy Services CEO & MD N Chandrasekaran voted very early in the day at Worli. He said promise of stability and the credibility of the candidate were the deciding factors for him.

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Captains of India Inc vote for stable and decisive govt

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Meera Sanyal.

Former banker and Aam Aadmi Party nominee from South Mumbai, Meera Sanyal also voted before going out in her constituency to oversee polling process.

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Captains of India Inc vote for stable and decisive govt

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Ajit Gulabchand

Ajit Gulabchand, the chairman of infrastructure major HCC and a resident of Nariman Point in South Mumbai, also voted early.

Gulabchand said that the economy had "nose-dived" and we were "shamed in front of the world" and hence, a stable government was needed.

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Captains of India Inc vote for stable and decisive govt

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ICICI Bank CEO and Managing Director Chanda Kochhar.

"I wish for a stable and decisive government that can bring back growth to our country," ICICI Bank CEO and Managing Director Chanda Kochhar said after casting her vote.

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Captains of India Inc vote for stable and decisive govt

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Larsen & Toubro Chairman A M Naik

"We want economic development and a very strong government so that we once again get all the respect in the world," Larsen & Toubro Chairman A M Naik said after casting his vote.

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