New Delhi: Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Wednesday (September 14, 2022) reacted to Gujarat losing the Vedanta-Foxconn project in Maharashtra and not “cooperation” at Rs 1,54,000 to the previous Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. Shinde, who took oath as chief minister on June 30, said he did not want to get into the blame game over getting the project in Gujarat and asked the opposition to introspect.
“My government came to power only a month and a half ago. I didn’t want to get into the blame game on development. But I think the opposition should introspect,” he said, adding that the previous MVA government did not cooperate. did. And the company didn’t know the government would change.
He said Vedanta Group has said that it will set up iPhone and TV manufacturing plants in Maharashtra.
He also said that Maharashtra had offered an incentive of Rs 39,000 crore for the project.
MVA members Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and Congress have Strongly criticized the Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis government over the projectWhich was earlier proposed in Maharashtra, is going to Gujarat.
Amid criticism from the opposition, Shinde said, “Vedanta Group has said that it will set up an iPhone and TV manufacturing facility in Maharashtra.
Even PM Modi has assured a big project in the state as it has good potential.”
Oil-to-metal conglomerate Vedanta and Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company Foxconn will make their biggest investment of Rs 1.54 lakh crore to set up India’s first semiconductor plant in Gujarat. The Vedanta-Foxconn 60:40 joint venture will set up a semiconductor fabrication plant, a display unit and a semiconductor assembling and testing facility on 1,000 acres of land in Ahmedabad district.
(with agency input)