Senior Congress leader and former Haryana Industries Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala has objected to the shifting of Japanese investment from Haryana to Gujarat and described it as the ‘sellout of state’s interests’. He also deplored the exclusion of Haryana from the list of four proposed Japanese Industrial townships in India.
In a press statement issued here, Mr.Surjewala said that the BJP government in Haryana has totally failed to protect the interests of the people of the state as it has led to the shift of Rs.10,000 crore Japanese investment to Gujarat and the announcement of Rs.5,000 crore more Japanese investment to Gujarat. He mentioned the Suzuki announcement of Rs.3,800 crore and Toshiba & Denso announcement to invest Rs.1,150 crore to Gujarat. He recalled that Maruti was set up in Gurgaon during the Congress rule, which opened new vistas of progress for the entire South Haryana. Consequent, many other industries were established in Gurgaon, Manesar, Dharuhera, Rewari region and lakhs of the talented and hardworking youth of the state got employment, he added. If Suzuki and other Japanese companies will put all new investments in Gujarat and other States, the State of Haryana and its people will suffer hugely and the entire responsibility will be
If Suzuki and other Japanese companies will put all new investments in Gujarat and other states, Haryana and its people will suffer hugely and the entire responsibility will be of the BJP’s inefficient and weak leadership in the state, he added.
Mr. Surjewala said that it is a matter of record that Haryana had always been the first choice of Japanese companies and 80 percent of the Japanese investments in India were in Haryana only. During the tenure of the current BJP government, the law and order situation has deteriorated and that has led to the disenchantment of industries from the state, he further added.
Referring to the Indo-Japanese Agreement for setting up four Japanese Industrial townships in India, Mr. Surjewala said that the “inept Khattar government” could not get even a single industrial township in Haryana, despite the state having highest Japanese investment in India. The industrial township went to Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu but Haryana was left high and dry. The exclusion of Haryana from the four Japanese industrial townships would hamper the Japanese investments for a long time, he added. He also questioned the outcome of Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal’s official visit to Japan.