Congress ploy of aligning castes not a factor in Gujarat polls, development is: PP Choudhary

With BJP gunning for a fifth consecutive term and Congress desperately trying to revive its fortunes, Gujarat is heading for an interesting electoral battle. Having already set a difficult target of winning 150 out of 182 seats, the BJP has given the task of election management to some of its most experienced leaders. Here are excerpts of an interview with Minister of State for Law and Justice and for Corporate Affairs PP Choudhary, in-charge for North Gujarat — the home turf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi — with DNA's Manan Kumar:

Crackdown on Indian shell companies unearths $1 billion cash

India is intensifying its crackdown on dubious companies after it unearthed over $1 billion in suspicious cash deposits as part of its investigations into corruption and efforts to boost foreign investment, a minister said. 
While the government has already deregistered over 200,000 companies and restricted their bank accounts, it is now working on limiting property transfers to trace any further generation of black money, said P.P. Chaudhary, junior minister for corporate affairs, in an interview on Oct. 18 in New Delhi. 

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