Gadkari writes to Tata amid Maharashtra-Gujarat tussle
At present, Gujarat and Maharashtra are face-to-face with regard to Tata's investment. In such a situation, a letter from Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has come out, which he wrote to the Tata Group. He urged the Tata group to invest in Nagpur, citing infrastructure, land availability, and connectivity. It is worth noting that recently two mega projects shifted from Maharashtra to Gujarat, after which there has been political turmoil.
Gadkari wrote this in the letter
It is being told that Nitin Gadkari had written this letter to Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran on October 7. In this, he wrote that companies working in businesses like steel, auto, consumer products, IT services, and aviation can invest in Nagpur. There is no dearth of land here. Let us tell you that Foxconn-Vedanta has signed an investment agreement of more than Rs 1.5 lakh crore regarding chip manufacturing. At the same time, Tata Group has tied up with Airbus for an aircraft manufacturing project of Rs 22 thousand crores.
BJP held Uddhav responsibly
In this case, BJP blamed Uddhav Thackeray. The BJP alleges that the Rs 22,000-crore Tata-Airbus aircraft project moved from Maharashtra to Gujarat because the then Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had locked himself in the house. For this, Thackeray should apologize to the people of the state.
Aaditya Thackeray targets the Shinde government
On the other hand, former Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray targeted the Shinde government in this matter. He said that since investors do not have faith in the Eknath Shinde-BJP government, projects are going out of the state.
NCP also gave advice
Apart from this, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar expressed his disappointment over the Airbus and Tata alliance's military aircraft project moving from Maharashtra to Gujarat. He also said that the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government must take some steps to prevent this mega project from leaving the state.