Political leaders invited Elon Musk to set up Tesla plants in their states
Shortly after Elon Musk expressed his concern on Twitter about high import duties in India, 4 political leaders invited Elon Musk to set up TESLA plants in their states.
Leaders of four states and three political parties have invited US-based electric vehicle maker Tesla CEO Elon Musk to set up the firm’s manufacturing units in their states. Shortly after Elon Musk expressed his concern over high import duties in India, senior NCP minister Jayant Patil invited him to set up the firm’s manufacturing unit in Maharashtra. Soon, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and West Bengal minister Mohammad Ghulam Rabbani also followed suit.
Two days ago, Telangana minister K T Rama Rao also expressed his state’s willingness to partner with Tesla in a bid to set up a facility in India.
Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Patil said, “Maharashtra is the leading industrial state of India. Located in Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, the state has always been investor-friendly.”
In an open invitation to Elon Musk on Twitter, Patil asked him to consider setting up a manufacturing plant for Tesla CAR in the state. “Maharashtra is one of the most progressive states in India. We will provide you all the necessary help from Maharashtra to set up in India. We invite you to set up your manufacturing plant in Maharashtra,” the tweet said.
The NCP minister’s invitation came shortly after Elon Musk expressed his concern over high import duties in India. “Still working through many challenges with Govt of India,” he tweeted on Thursday. Tesla is hoping that the government will make some concessions for it.
Still, Patil’s invitation to Elon Musk comes as a big surprise. However, NCP sources said, “Patil’s offer to Elon Musk is clear. Every state has the right to get the biggest and best investors.”
Punjab Congress Chief Sidhu and West Bengal Minister Rabbani also extended the same invitation to Elon Musk.
Sidhu tweeted, “I invite @elonmusk, Punjab model to make Ludhiana a hub for electric vehicles and battery industry with time-bound single window clearance for investment that brings new technology to Punjab, creates green jobs, preserves environment and promotes sustainable development. Will walk on the way. ”
Rabbani, Minister for Minority Development and Madrasa Education of Bengal, tweeted, “Come here, we have the best infra in West Bengal and our leader @MamataOfficial has got the vision. Bengal means business.
In return, there was a sharp response from the BJP. BJP IT cell in-charge Amit Malviya mocked Rabbani, saying, “You must be taking it as a joke. But it’s not! West Bengal Minister in-charge of Minority Affairs and Madrasa Education has offered Elon Musk to come and invest in WB. Will his pitch start with Mamata Banerjee’s record on post-poll violence and end with the Singur movement?