While an aggressive Narendra Modi has called Gujarat’s tie with Suzuki Motor “family-like”, a defensive Bhupinder Singh Hooda is highlighting the “mutual trust” in the long relationship between Haryana and Maruti Suzuki.
Hooda’s made these comments in an interview in The Economic Times. Maruti Suziki has no plans to move out of Haryana, he said, adding the company has full faith in the state government.
He has also committed to any kind of support for the company.
He also said the company management did not put forth any condition or demand to the government.
Meanwhile, Modi has compared Manesar’s violent atmosphere with the peaceful labour relations in his own state, to drive home a point in his meeting with Suzuki chairman Osamu Suzuki in his Japan tour, a Times of India report said.
He reportedly thanked the auto major for choosing Gujarat as its destination for the next unit.
However, the report did not mention whether Modi has made any effort to shift the Manesar facility to his state.
In The Economic Times report, Hooda has not given a definite time frame for the completion of the probe by the Special Investigation Team, but said both the company and the government want a speedy and fair investigation.
Meanwhile, PTI reported the state government has said it will ensure that the perpetrators of the violence will be punished without any delay.
“It is our bounden duty to ensure that the guilty be given exemplary punishment with speed and trial commences so that punishment to perpetrators of the crime becomes an example for others not to indulge in such incidents,” Haryana Industry Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala told PTI.