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KCR vs DK Shivakumar On Letter To Transfer Foxconn AirPods Unit To Karnataka

KCR vs DK Shivakumar On 'Letter' To Move Foxconn AirPods Unit To Karnataka

Okay Chandrashekar Rao accused the Karnataka authorities of conspiring in opposition to Hyderabad (File)


Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar and Telangana Chief Minister Okay Chandrashekar Rao on Saturday engaged in a spat over a purported letter by the Congress chief to Foxconn chairman to shift the Apple AirPods manufacturing unit from Hyderabad to Karnataka.

KCR alleged that Dk Shivakumar wrote to a number of nationwide and worldwide corporations in Hyderabad to shift their factories to Karnataka.

Mr Shivakumar rubbished the cost saying that the letter primarily based on which KCR made the allegation was faux. He additionally bought an FIR registered at Vidhana Soudha police station in opposition to the creator of the faux letter.

The Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) at the moment accused the Karnataka authorities, particularly Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar, of conspiring in opposition to Hyderabad.

“Karnataka Congress authorities has hatched an enormous conspiracy in opposition to Hyderabad. Large conspiracy by Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar to maneuver nationwide and worldwide corporations from Hyderabad to Karnataka,” the BRS mentioned in Telugu on its “X” deal with.

The BRS alleged that the letters have been written to many corporations providing incentives to return to Bengaluru.

“DK Shivakumar wrote a letter to the CEO of the corporate to maneuver the Foxconn firm that manufactures Apple AirPods from Hyderabad to ‘Bangalore’. Kannada media launched that letter,” the message on “X” mentioned.

The celebration alleged that Kannada and English media have reported that the conspiracy to maneuver corporations is actual.

“For elections, they’ve focused Hyderabad. The Congress authorities in Karnataka is plotting to shift industries from Telangana to Bengaluru. Let’s reverse the conspiracies of Congress. Let’s deliver again our KCR authorities which has Telangana Satisfaction,” the BRS mentioned.

The celebration additionally posted the purported letter written by DK Shivakumar with a inexperienced stamp of the Authorities of Karnataka on high of it, to Younger Liu, the chairman of Hon Hai Precision Trade Firm Restricted (Foxconn Expertise Group).

Apart from asking Younger Liu to put money into Karnataka, the letter learn, “On behalf of our authorities, I suggest that you simply think about relocating the Apple AirPods business, which you propose to arrange in Hyderabad to ‘Bangalore’.” 

“This transfer holds quite a few mutual advantages. Not solely it would complement the Apple telephone manufacturing business, however it would additionally leverage the town’s transportation services, infrastructure, and out there workforce,” it additional mentioned.

The letter mentioned a number of worldwide industries in Hyderabad have expressed curiosity in relocating to Bengaluru.

“We anticipate forming a pleasant authorities in Telangana quickly, assuring that you’ll encounter no hindrances there. Therefore, it could be mutually useful on your ancillary business to make the transfer as effectively,” it added.

DK Shivakumar hit again at Mr Rao for his accusations.

“In the present day the Telangana Chief Minister had a press convention. He’s very scared. He has accepted the defeat of his celebration,” the Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister mentioned.

He mentioned Mr Rao posted a faux letter on the micro-blogging website and commented on it.

“It’s a faux letter. My letter has totally different traits. My letter has numbers. My letterhead is not going to be in inexperienced color. It’s an unusual legislator’s letter which MLAs used to make use of some 15 years in the past. No MLA is utilizing green-coloured letterhead now. I do know that,” DK Shivakumar underlined.

Based on him, MLAs don’t use green-coloured letterhead within the Karnataka meeting.

Seeing a conspiracy of the BRS, the Deputy Chief Minister mentioned, “I do not know why these BRS folks stooped to such a degree and the chief minister is commenting on it.” 

DK Shivakumar, who can be Congress Karnataka president, mentioned he has requested his secretary to lodge a police grievance on the Vidhana Soudha police station.

“Somebody has misused (signature). They’ve taken my digital signature and put it on that (letter) requesting Foxconn to be shifted,” he claimed.

“It is rather unlucky however the investigation will go on. It was a faux letter. We’ve not issued such a sort of letter,” he mentioned.

Based on DK Shivakumar, many multinational corporations on their very own have proven a willingness to put money into Karnataka ” this sturdy authorities”.

On this context, he mentioned he had a gathering with the Toyota executives who needed to broaden their enterprise in Bangalore.

Lamenting the event, he mentioned, “Our Telangana counterpart needn’t need to be concerned in such a small… I’m very sorry for that.”

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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