On Friday, industrialist Gautam Adani joined Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on stage to announce an investment of Rs 65,000 crore in the state.
This includes building a 10,000 MW solar power facility, expanding a cement plant, and upgrading Jaipur International Airport over the next five to seven years.
“Combining all ongoing and future investments, we expect to invest a further Rs 65,000 crore in Rajasthan over the next five to seven years and create more than 40,000 direct and indirect jobs,” he said in “Investing in Rajasthan” 2022 Summit,” said when it was announced. Jaipur.
Mr Adani said his team was working with the state government on two other projects.
“We will build two medical schools and hospitals in areas that do not have such facilities, and we will also support the state government to build a cricket ground in Udaipur,” he said, adding that discussions are ongoing with the chief minister.
In his speech, Mr. Gehlot referred to Mr. Adani as “Gautam bhai” and praised his business acumen.
“Gujarat has now produced great industrialists and businessmen like Dhirubhai Ambani and Gautam bhai,” Mr Gehlot said.
As photos of Mr Adani and Mr Gallot surfaced, the BJP slammed the rival party for courting industrialist Rahul Gandhi, who has repeatedly attacked him.
“Today’s opponents are friends. They changed their ways, hoping to make money,” BJP state president Satish Purnia wrote on Twitter.
“Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot invited Gautam Adani to the investor summit, another sign of revolt and simmering resentment against Gandhi. He was seated next to the CM. It was for the tireless Rahul Gandhi Public information (of) reprimands Adani-Ambani to back down…” Amit Malviya, head of BJP’s IT department, tweeted.
Hours before the summit, Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the center was giving out tens of millions of rupees in loans to “friends of capitalism” while others faced difficulties.
“Two Indians in one country. We will not accept this division,” he tweeted.
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– Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 7, 2022
However, Congress leaders said there was no contradiction between the state government’s policy and Rahul Gandhi’s position.
“They are making legal investments in the state and we have not given them any concessions. Rahul Gandhi means that while the poor and farmers are desperate, the central government’s policies favour big business,” said State Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas .
Responding to the criticism, Mr Gallot tweeted: “I don’t understand why the BJP is against this plan. You are against Ashok Gallot, but why are you against a bright future for Rajasthan Work done?”
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— Ashok Glot (@ashokgehlot51) October 7, 2022