Political Desk, Delhi Magazine: In Punjab, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s claim of foreign investment from Germany has started getting setbacks. It started with BMW. CM Mann had claimed that BMW is setting up a components plant in Punjab. This official information was given by quoting Bhagwant Mann.
When this claim made headlines, BMW Group in India rejected it outright. They issued a statement saying that the company has no such plans. After this the opponents also became attackers. Calling it a question mark on the credibility of the CM, he sought clarification from Bhagwant Mann.
Strong Rebuttal by BMW!
A day after Punjab CM @BhagwantMann announced that BMW will set up a manufacturing plant in Punjab.
BMW group issues a statement saying no plans of setting up a plant in Punjab. @BMW @bmwindia pic.twitter.com/eU0x4B5hiX
— Chetan Bhutani (@BhutaniChetan) September 14, 2022
The official information was given by the Chief Minister.
CM Bhagwant Mann had tweeted saying that he met his top official at the head office of the world famous car company BMW. He agreed to set up units related to car parts in Punjab on a large scale. At present they have only one plant in Chennai.
The efforts of CM @BhagwantMann to rope in major investments from Germany bore fruit as leading auto giant @BMW agreed to set up its auto part manufacturing unit in state. CM showcased Punjab govt’s exemplary work to promote industry after which BMW agreed to set up unit in state pic.twitter.com/TiCAfqFnD0
— Government of Punjab (@PunjabGovtIndia) September 13, 2022
AAP gave clarification – invited BMW to invest in Punjab
When questions arose on the CM’s claim, the Aam Aadmi Party had to clarify. Party’s chief spokesperson Malvinder Kang said that there is a lot of process before any plant is set up. CM Mann’s conversation took place at the headquarters of BMW and not with the Indian unit. BMW’s delegation will come at the Punjab Invest Summit in February 2023. Where the whole plan will be laid in front of them. We are not just doing MoU but want to bring real investment in Punjab.