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Indian State Governments Invite Elon Musk to Set Up EV Plants

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Elon Musk gets splashy offers from a couple of Indian state governments after his tweet suggested challenges in getting clearance in India for Tesla electric cars. Last week Thursday, Elon Musk had tweeted about the working through a lot of challenges with the government for setting up manufacturing units for his Tesla electric cars in India. ‘Still working through a lot of challenges with the government,’ the billionaire wrote in a post giving an update to a query on Twitter asking for Tesla's India business plan.

Four senior ministers from Telangana, Maharashtra, Punjab, and West Bengal have extended invitations to Musk to set up the Tesla manufacturing plant in their states.

Telangana Industry and Commerce Minister KT Rama Rao is the first to invite Musk who says, “will be happy to partner Tesla in working through the challenges to set shop in India/Telangana. Our state is a champion in sustainability initiatives & a top-notch business destination in India.”

Maharashtra state water resources minister and State NCP chief, Jayant Patil also invited Elon Musk to establish Tesla's manufacturing plant in the central state.

Punjab Model will create Ludhiana as a hub for Electric Vehicles and Battery industry with time-bound single window clearance for investment that brings new technology to Punjab, create green jobs

Patil says, “Maharashtra is one of the most progressive states in India. We will provide you with all the necessary help from Maharashtra for you to get established in India. We invite you to establish your manufacturing plant in Maharashtra.”

Punjab Congress minister Navjot Singh Sidhu says, “Punjab Model will create Ludhiana as a hub for Electric Vehicles and Battery industry with time-bound single window clearance for investment that brings new technology to Punjab, create green jobs, walking path of environment preservation and sustainable development.”

West Bengal the latest in the list as minister Md Ghulam Rabbani on Sunday took to Twitter, inviting Musk to ‘drop here’ and set up his business in the state.

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