German luxury carmaker BMW on Wednesday (September 14) said that it has no plans to set up a manufacturing unit in Punjab, after social media users had a field day on Twitter. The development came after the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann claimed that BMW agreed to set up a manufacturing plant in the state. As soon as BMW issued a clarification on the Punjab government’s claim, not only opposition parties but also Twitter users took a dig at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which soon led to a meme celebration. Congress party’s Twitter handle ‘Congress Seva Dal’ took a dig at the ruling party saying that “Aap’s Gutter Gas Technology laden BMW is hanging Punjab”.
A Twitter user going by the handle @vinodhoshiarpur shared a picture of a bus with ‘BM Dablu’ written on it.
Hey you talk about bmw car .. in our punjab, bmw bus runs .. that b without help of bmw people .. self made .. pic.twitter.com/olO6c0Rsd0
— Vinod Hoshiarpuri (@vinodhoshiarpur) September 15, 2022
Another user shared a picture of a donkey with a BMW sticker and said, “#You CM should work hard…’
BMW is a very hard working and hard working brand around the world…..
but it refused to install #Punjab, as promised. but #You CM should try… pic.twitter.com/07FLHoP1o1, (@raju_bhau) September 14, 2022
Another user wrote, “BMW (Bhagwant Mann Works) will start a joint venture with the Punjab government.”
BMW (Bhagwant Mann Works) will start a joint venture with the Punjab government. But some politicians are quoting this statement incorrectly! , #You #bmw #Godman— Satbir Bhatia (@satbirbhatia55) September 15, 2022
CM Bhagwant Mann is on a tour of Germany and he met BMW officials there. AAP (Punjab) chief spokesperson Malvinder Singh Kang said Mann spoke to BMW head office officials and offered them to set up a unit in Punjab, to which they agreed. Kang said any agreement has a process and it takes time.