BJP PLEDGES INCAB REVIVAL
State BJP spokesperson Amarpreet Singh Kale addresses reporters on Tuesday as the party’s Palamau candidate VD Ram looks on. Picture by Bhola Prasad The BJP on Tuesday promised to infuse a fresh lease of life into the ailing Incab Industries in Jamshedpur if the party came to power at the Centre. Once a blue-chip company, Incab Industries has been lying shut for the past 14 years, ever since the company was referred to the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR). Speaking at a news conference, state BJP spokesperson Amarpreet Singh Kale claimed that the party was committed to reviving the company, whose closure had rendered around 1,100 people jobless. “The revival of Incab tops our priority list. The company has over a thousand employees on its rolls. They are looking forward to better days ahead. We will live up to their expectations,” he said. Notably, Incab was shut down in 2000 after its Malaysian-based promoter refused to pump in funds, washing its hands of financial misappropriation committed by the local management. Kale added that they would also make efforts to rejuvenate other closed units in Kolhan. “We have prepared a list of such industries and will work for their revival if the party comes to power,” he added. BJP’s Palamau candidate and former DGP V.D. Ram, who was also present, said people should give Narendra Modi one chance.