Karnataka BJP criticizes state government over google's investment shift to TN

03:31 PM May 24, 2024 | PTI |

The Karnataka BJP on Friday criticized the state government for its “lethargic” approach following Google’s decision to establish a plant in Tamil Nadu.


“Google is set to invest billions in Tamil Nadu, where it will produce smartphones and drones. Karnataka is bearing the consequences of a lethargic, sleeping Congress government that has completely lost its way and is looking directionless,” said Karnataka BJP President B.Y. Vijayendra.

Vijayendra further accused the state government of driving Karnataka towards disaster due to “misgovernance” and “misplaced” priorities. He emphasized that the government’s inaction and lack of vision are costing the state significant investment opportunities and economic growth.

“While Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has succeeded in attracting investments to India, the Karnataka government has failed miserably in showcasing Karnataka as a ‘Top Investment Destination’ and instilling confidence in investors,” Vijayendra said.

He said that the same government ruined the Karnataka farmers as it was unable to defend the state’s share of Cauvery water against alliance partner DMK.


“No surprise, the same trend continues with multibillion-dollar investments making their way to Tamil Nadu,” Vijayendra said.

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar said that BJP leaders indulge in propaganda about the state’s investment.

“Due to the misrule of the BJP, lakhs of industrialists and businessmen have left the country. After Congress came to power in Karnataka, industrialists have started to show interest in investing in the state,” Shivakumar said.

He said that the Karnataka Industrial and IT ministers are carrying out excellent work. “We will answer the BJP with documents once the election is over. The whole country knows that Karnataka is a land of peace, development, and progress. The state is looked up to by the country and the world,” Shivakumar said.


(With inputs from IANS)


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