Kejriwal to businessmen: We’ve eased procedures in Delhi, come and invest


Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday invited industrialists to invest in Delhi, pointing out that he has simplified getting government permissions “within minutes” and “that too online”.

While addressing the inaugural event of the two-day Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata, Kejriwal admitted that in India doing business was difficult due to the red tape. He said that was why after his Aam Aadmi Party came to power in February last year with a landslide victory he has simplify procedural formalities required for doing business in Delhi.


Kejriwal also announced that he would soon organise a business summit in Delhi.

“The more I get deeper into governance, I realise how difficult it is to do business in the country. Nani yaad aa jati hai (one gets nightmares). Don’t know how you are managing. Go to any government department, without bribe no work gets done,” Kejriwal, who shared the stage with union finance minister Arun Jaitley, said.

“The status now is such that even after giving the money, the work is not done. This has to be changed,” he said.

Kejriwal admitted that the system had been too complicated.

“We have too much complicated the system. The event management industry in the last 10 years has moved out of Delhi because one needed to go around 27 government departments for permissions to organise a single event,” he said. “Now we have simplified things. You don’t have to submit affidavits to take certificates. After talking to event industry stakeholders, we have now changed all the laws and now you can get the permission within minutes, that too online.”

Kejriwal called upon industrialists to let him know about their problems they faced in doing business in Delhi and he would sort them out.

“We will soon organise a business summit in Delhi. Come and invest in Delhi. We are now simplifying the procedures, but we need more help from you,” he said. “Please tell me what difficulties you are facing in doing business in Delhi. The time you take in telling me your problems, I can assure you, we will take less than that in resolving those.”


  1. It looks every pro-people move that AAP takes is opposed by the central Government. The System of Government in India is designed to promote and protect thieves, swindlers, mirzafars, and agents of Anglo-American axis. Kejriwal’s plan to encourage business communities in Delhi – will probably be opposed by the center through the Lt. Governor. The relation between Delhi Government and the Center- appears as though India is under the occupation of a colonial power whose aim is to make sure that common people of India are treated like the slaves of the clique in power. As it has always been. Then make sure- mass media uses all marketing tricks to condition people to accept that their status as a slave is what democracy, freedom, human rights is all about. Mission is to breed a huge flock of sheep through Anglophonic education, Bollywood, and mainstream media who will dutifully elect their own butcher every five years. In case by accident a pro-people party like AAP appears then all stakeholders will scream “Democracy is in danger”.

    • Hi guhaji Namasthe,
      I accept your analysis, which is Great.Aap should start its Own Tv Channel . If Aap sends a request to all Aap members,every one will contribute funds for this Cause.I strongly Feel, Only Aap,with Kejriwal at the Helm Can Cleanse this Country. I am looking for his sucess in South India soon.

      Sudersan Rao Chennai

  2. Thats the way to go, may AAP get more successes as it has had in recent past with the odd-even formula. It must be noted that all good governance had to start with the capital city of India, Delhi under AAP will lead the rest of the states. Clear mandate for honest governments is the need of the hour. People have to rise above castiest, religion and politics of hatred to deafeat forces of evil corrupt to the core. Delhi sets the example. The sold out indian media (to its corporate masters) and its paid for propaganda needs to be resisted with likes of JKR and needs to be taken to an all new level with strong backing by the people.