The development of Mumbai thanks to Gujarat, to its inhabitants: Narayan Rane
Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Narayan Rane said on Saturday that Mumbai had grown thanks to Gujarat and the people of the state.
Rane was speaking during an interactive session on “The Role of MSMEs in Improving Growth and Competitiveness” at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) where he described the business leaders Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani as his “friends”.
Earlier today at another event, the minister also said there was no need to prevent a chief minister from visiting Maharashtra in search of investment, while answering a question on the visit of the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel, to Mumbai to attract investors and businesses for the dynamic Summit of Gujarat. .
“I am a resident of Bombay. Mumbai has a lot of entrepreneurs. They are also Gujaratis, Marwadis and all the rest. Mumbai bears 30 percent of the country’s financial burden. The progress and development that has taken place in Mumbai; the industries and businesses that flourished there are owed to Gujarat and the people of Gujarat. I’m not saying this because I want to make you happy, ”Rane said as the audience in the room applauded.
Rane said he lives in Juhu and when he walks in the morning he meets a number of Gujaratis, many of whom have become friends. “Adani saheb is also my friend,” he said, referring to the president of the Adani group, Gautam Adani.
Earlier in his speech, he called Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani his friend. “Why not become a Mukesh Ambani. People should try, ”Rane told students in the group. “Paste his picture and see how he has progressed,” he added.
Giving the example of Mukesh’s father, Dhirubhai Ambani, Rane said that Dhirubhai, who worked overseas in a “masala store”, returned to India and set up his company Reliance with a capital of 15,000 rupees in 1975. “When Dhirubhai passed away, his capital was Rs 63,000 crore,” he said, adding that his son Mukesh had pushed Reliance Industries forward.
Calling Mukesh Ambani a friend, Rane said, “We have met many times. We’re friends. ”He added that Mukesh Ambani never fails to attend executive meetings of all of Reliance’s“ 8,000 companies ”.
During Bhupendra Patel’s visit to Mumbai, the minister said there was no need to prevent a chief minister from visiting Maharashtra in search of investment.
“Any chief minister of the country who seeks development comes to Maharashtra. This is because Maharashtra is a developed state. They will try to attract this development to their states. If someone tries, there is no need to stop them, ”said Rane addressing the media at the 15th Engimach Exhibition in Gandhinagar.
Reacting to Shiv Sena spokesman Sanjay Raut, who slammed the BJP after the Gujarat chief minister visited, Rane said there was no need to take Sanjay Raut’s comments seriously. “Did it come from a responsible person like the Chief Minister or the Minister of Finance? It is therefore not necessary to take it seriously, ”he added.
A few days ago, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, visited Maharashtra where she had met industrialists. BJP leaders criticized Banerjee’s visit.
At the EDII, the Minister also presented the innovators and startups awards, published a global entrepreneurship monitoring report and inaugurated an EDII library and administrative block.