Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has
said recent announcements by the Ambani brothers about making
`huge investments` in Gujarat gave the message that Mumbai and
Maharashtra were not good for industrial investment.
"Mukesh Ambani built a house costing over Rs 4,000 crore
in Mumbai but made investments in Gujarat....There is the
house in Mumbai to get peaceful sleep. A huge investment is
made in Gujarat because there is industrial peace (in that
state)," Thackeray said in an editorial in party mouthpiece
At the recent Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit,
Mukesh Ambani announced that his Reliance Industries will
make forays into the cement sector by setting up a project in
Kutch district of Gujarat while Anil Ambani said his Group
will invest Rs 50,000 crore in Gujarat in the next 5-7 years.
"What investments have the Ambani brothers made in
Maharashtra? If they have not done so, it should be seen why
they didn`t invest in this state," he said.
Thackeray lauded Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi,
saying he had the `political will` to snatch an industrial
project to his state.