DMK chief Stalin had criticised the second edition of the Global Investors Meet (GIM) which was held last month, and the first in 2015, disputing the claims of the government on the investments received
Coimbatore: In a veiled attack on DMK president MK Stalin, Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami said that some politicians were attempting to create problems, and politicise everything including the recently concluded Global Investors Meet (GIM), for their selfish ends.
A state which has 234 assemblies and 39 Lok Sabha constituencies, were bound to face various problems. But, some politicians were trying to create problems for "political advantage", he said.
Palaniswami gave this statement after inaugurating an industrial park set up by the Coimbatore District Small Industries Association (CODISSIA), at Mopperlpalayam, near Coimbatore.
Stalin had criticised the second edition of the GIM which was held last month, and the first in 2015, disputing the claims of the government on the investments received.
Palaniswami said the first edition of GIM organised in 2015 under the guidance of then chief minister Jayalalithaa had attracted an investment of Rs.2.42 lakh crore.
In the GIM-2019, investments to the total tune of Rs 3.34 lakh crore had been committed by 304 companies which have signed the agreements. Of this, Rs 34,206 crore was being invested in medium, small and micro enterprises sector.
However, these "achievements" were being seen in a political angle by some, he said. "All the ministries had been asked to provide necessary assistance for setting up of industries in the state," he said adding license was being given within 30 days.
Palaniswami also said the recently released startup policy would help create 5,000 new units. The chief minister said Tamil Nadu stood first in law and order front in a survey conducted by the "India Today" magazine and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu had given an award.
Lauding CODISSIA for setting up the industrial park in the sprawling 400 acres in Kannampalayam and Mopperipalayam, Palaniswami said that the 322 units coming up in the park would create direct employment for 10,000 people, and 20,000 indirect jobs.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was scheduled to inaugurate the Industrial park, could not come due to some unavoidable circumstances, Palaniswami said.
Earlier, the chief minister laid the foundation stone for a hospital to be built by the Perur Mutt.
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Last Updated Feb 7, 2019, 9:30 AM IST