Priyanka Chaturvedi on Vedanta: “Shame that industrialists asked to justify,” Sharad Pawar: “…like a child.”


Even after Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal explained his company’s choice, the resistance to the Vedanta-Foxconn deal that moved from Maharashtra to Gujarat persisted. It is disgusting, according to Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi, to urge businessmen to justify the Centre’s coercion. Sharad Pawar, the leader of the NCP, claimed that the Center is “convincing a child” by promising Maharashtra a larger project in the future. Sena’s criticism on Vedanta-Foxconn and the “deal in exchange of the CM job” in “Shabash Shinde”

Anil Agarwal, the chairman of Vedanta, said the choice to select Gujarat over Maharashtra was made independently and professionally amid the blame-game that the new government in Maharashtra allowed the agreement to flow to Gujarat under political pressure. They held discussions with Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu throughout the site selection process, which began roughly two years ago, but Gujarat was ultimately chosen a few months ago. Maharashtra will be the key to moving our Gujarat JV’s integration ahead, according to Agarwal. Also read: Variations in the Maharashtra and Gujarat proposals for the Vedanta-Foxconn project

In response to Anil Agarwal’s clarification, Priyanka Chaturvedi said, “Shame that industrialists are now being asked to defend the center’s arm twisting to get them to invest in an election going state over the one already finalized&established for setting up the project as well as provide a face saver to the illegitimate government.”

According to NCP leader Sharad Pawar, there is no use in discussing it because the project has already left Maharashtra and there is no chance of getting it back. “This is like trying to convince a child,” he added, “I also heard that the meeting with the Prime Minister was also held where he promised that he will be assisting out with some other bigger project to Maharashtra.”

Here are the main issues surrounding the Vedanta-Foxconn conflict.

1. In Gujarat, Vedanta and Foxconn will establish their $1.25 lakh crore semiconductor chip project. On September 13, a memorandum of understanding was signed. In the past, Pune was suggested as the location for the facility.

2. At the direction of the Center, the Uddhav Sena, Congress, and NCP have intensified their criticism of the BJP and Eknath Shinde for allowing it to spread to Gujarat. In an editorial published on Saamana on Friday, the Shiv Sena said that the BJP must have asked Eknath Shinde for this favour after awarding him the position of chief minister.

3. The chairman of Vedanta, Anil Agarwal, asserted that Gujarat was picked at random.

4. The organisation demanded 1,000 acres of cost-free land as well as water and power at fixed, discounted rates for 20 years.

5. According to the Congress, Maharashtra had made greater concessions than Gujarat, including higher capital subsidies.