Reacting to the roll of reports that South Korean automobile giant is moving its plant from Andhra Pradesh, Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy in a media meet on Thursday stated that there was no truth in the ongoing news. Asserting that the state government shares a positive relationship with KIA, the minister urged the public to ignore the misleading news and articles on social media. “KIA claimed that they have no clue regarding the news of shifting the plant from Anantapur,” he added.
The minister then breathed fire on the Oppositions for deliberately spreading fake news against the government. He then sated that the government would assert into legal action against the responsible. On this note, Buggana said that the YSRCP government has been ensuring major investment in the state. “Almost 1,250 companies came forward to invest in AP while the government already allotted lands for respective companies,” he averred.
Reuters, an international news organisation on Wednesday reported the news taking references from a few trusted sources from the CMO. Nevertheless, the Tamil Nadu government confirmed that so such talks were held. Condemning the news, Rajat Bhargava, the Special Chief Secretary for Industries and Investments and Commerce in Andhra Pradesh in a press statement said, “The Reuters news is not true. KIA and Govt of AP are working together.”