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Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis. (File photo via Twitter)
Speaking at an event in Pune on Saturday, the Deputy CM appealed to leaders not to bring politics into the industrial sector and warned of strict action against money-makers in the garb of supporting labor issues
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that a businessman who wanted to invest Rs 6,000 crore in the state shifted his project to Karnataka last year after receiving threats and extortion calls.
Fadnavis, who headed the home ministry in the Eknath Shinde government that came to power last June, also directed the police to take strict action against those harassing industries.
Speaking at an event in Pune on Saturday, the Deputy CM appealed to leaders not to bring politics into the industrial sector and warned of strict action against money-makers in the garb of supporting labor issues.
He said, ‘I feel bad to say that an investor met me in the afternoon and said that he wanted to invest Rs 6,000 crore here (Maharashtra) a year back, but shifted it to Karnataka after threats and extortion. gave.’
“If this situation continues, the youth of the state will not get jobs. Therefore such tendencies (harassment of industries and businessmen) should be crushed. I have directed the police to take strict action against such elements who create disturbances irrespective of party, organisation, community, religion etc.
The senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader said the noose would have to be tightened against such elements and failure to act would lead to action against the police.
“Investors are coming to Maharashtra in a big way as there is a huge pool of human resources. I would urge all leaders not to bring politics into industries. The laborers should get protection but if any leader is trying to use the shoulders of the laborers to earn money then I will not shy away from taking action.
He said that Pune is the second growth engine of the state (after Mumbai) and the state government would pay full attention to this area.
The Shinde-Fadnavis alliance took over the reins of the state after the fall of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government in June last year.
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