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$20 Billion Deal Row: Eknath Shinde-PM Call And An Assurance From Vedanta

Minister Uday Samant mentioned Chief Minister Shinde had spoken to PM Modi on the difficulty


In a raging battle over Gujarat snagging the $20 billion Vedanta-Foxconn mission, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde dialed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reportedly promised “an analogous mission, or a greater one, to Maharashtra”. A day later, Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal mentioned his firm is “totally dedicated to investing in Maharashtra as properly”.

After a sequence of tweets by Anil Agarwal final evening, Maharashtra has now thanked Vedanta for saying a “Vedanta-Foxconn affiliate mission” within the state.

“Thanks very a lot for selecting Maharashtra for the Vedanta-Foxconn affiliate mission! We’ll at all times stay aggressive and pro-business to draw funding to Maharashtra,” tweeted Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Maharashtra Industries Minister Uday Samant additionally put out a ‘thanks’ submit.

Uday Samant mentioned Eknath Shinde conveyed his views to the Prime Minister after Vedanta-Foxconn signed the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Gujarat.

“We’re additionally feeling unhappy over dropping the mission. We’re sorry. On Tuesday, the Chief Minister put forth his views earlier than the Prime Minister on Vedanta (Foxconn semi-conductor mission). The Chief Minister held an in depth dialogue with the Prime Minister on this matter. The PM has assured the youth {that a} comparable mission, or a greater one, can be given to Maharashtra,” the minister mentioned.

Final evening, the Vedanta chief posted a thread by which he mentioned his firm would quickly involve Maharashtra in “our ahead integration” for the Gujarat mission. The corporate reportedly plans to create a hub in Maharashtra to fabricate iPhones and different tv gear.

“We determined Gujarat few months in the past as they met our expectations. However in July assembly with Maharashtra management, they made an enormous effort to outbid different states with aggressive provide. We now have to start out in a single place and based mostly on skilled and unbiased recommendation we selected Gujarat,” mentioned Mr Agarwal.

“This multibillion greenback long-term funding will change the course of Indian electronics. We’ll create a pan-India ecosystem and are totally dedicated to investing in Maharashtra as properly. Maharashtra can be our key to ahead integration in our Gujarat JV,” he tweeted.

The tussle between the 2 states erupted quickly after Vedanta-Foxconn signed up with the Gujarat authorities for a $20 billion mission to arrange a semiconductor manufacturing and show fabrication plant. Maharashtra had been lobbying for seven years for the mission.

Shiv Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, who was a minister within the ousted Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities in Maharashtra, attacked Eknath Shinde – who broke away from the Sena and fashioned a brand new authorities with the BJP in June.

Aaditya Thackeray accused the Shinde-led authorities of dropping the deal to Gujarat regardless that it was all however finalised. The cope with Maharashtra was nearly 95 per cent by way of, he claimed.

Workforce Shinde, nonetheless, blamed the earlier authorities for sitting on the mission provide for seven months and never providing incentives to the businesses.

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