Nano's relocation in Gujarat not because of trust in Modi: Congress

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New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) Refusing to buy the suggestion that the decision of the Tatas to relocate its Nano car project in Gujarat will benefit the BJP politically, the Congress Party today said the choice for the state was not because of the confidence in Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

''They relocated the project from Singur to Gujarat because of the locational factors and not of the Modi factor. If there are parameters like law and order and communal harmony, Gujarat will be the least attractive investment destination,'' AICC Spokesman Manish Tewari told mediapersons.

''If Tatas decide, it is entirely an investment decision. Whether you like it or not, Gujarat has several natural advantages like means of transport and sea port. Gujarat has the largest installed capacity built over the years. It has the locational advantage that geography has endowed it with.'' Asked why Tatas did not prefer a Congress-ruled state, Mr Tewari said a lot of corporate decisions were dictated primarily by the bottomline terms. ''I don't think communal harmony factors into such decisions.

In this context, he said: ''If any state where you cannot maintain communal harmony... which is totally non-conducive for good industrial relations.'' He dismissed the suggestion that the BJP would succeed in projecting its investment friendly image for its political advantage countrywide.

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