1. Ratan Tata votes for Narendra Modi; says, Prime Minister capable of delivering New India

Ratan Tata votes for Narendra Modi; says, Prime Minister capable of delivering New India

Ratan Tata, the veteran industrialist, expressed faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ability to transform the fate of India. In a rare interview with a TV news channel, Ratan Tata revealed his candid conversation with Narendra Modi, which led to shifting of Nano factory from West Bengal to Gujarat in 2007.

By: | Updated: September 20, 2017 1:12 PM
Ratan Tata said that Narendra Modi kept his promise to provide land for establishing Nano factory within ‘three days’. (Image: AP)

Ratan Tata, the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons has reposed his faith in the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi and says that he will certainly deliver a ‘New India’. In an interview to CNBC TV18, the renowned industrialist said, “He (Narendra Modi) is able, capable and innovative enough to look at India afresh. I, for one, am optimistic that India will be the ‘New India’ that he has promised.”

Elaborating why he believes so, Ratan Tata said that as Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi had helped him by providing a “home” to set up a factory in the state, after the company shut down a Nano car manufacturing unit in Singur, West Bengal back in 2007. Recollecting the anecdote, Ratan Tata said, “I’ve known Mr Modi when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. I turned to him when we had to change factories from Singur in West Bengal to Gujarat. I’ve seen him, will never forget the way he found solutions for a company that was looking for a home.”

Further, Ratan Tata said that Narendra Modi kept his promise to provide land for the factory within ‘three days’ — a practice very uncommon in a country like India. He said, “Mr Modi invited me to move the factory to Gujarat, and I said, we we’ll come if we had a home. He said I’ll get you the land you want in three days. He delivered that! On the 3rd (day) morning, he said Ratan ji, here’s the land that I promised. That just doesn’t happen in India!”

Ratan Tata is highly optimistic about the Prime Minister’s new India initiative. “As Prime Minister now, he is offering to the Indian people a new India. I think we need to give him that opportunity to offer that new India,” he told the TV channel.

Meanwhile, yesterday Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata group, bought equity stakes in various group companies from each other in order to consolidate and simplify the cross-holdings, as part of a larger corporate restructuring exercise. Tata Sons bought equity stakes in Tata Motors, Tata Beverages and Tata Chemicals by picking up shares of these companies from other group outfits. Tata Sons bought 43.18 million shares at Rs 213.35 apiece in Tata Global Beverages from Tata Chemicals.

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    rajeev
    Sep 21, 2017 at 1:48 pm
    For god sake, save country from sure shot doom. this uneducated PM has damaged economy just to create false hype of black money, and after torturing billion people, and killing economy , he has got only black face , and there was no black money. I feel sick of senile tata, for his psychophancy and using totally rubbish words. So called PM has done zero contribution in past 3 years. Everyone open your bloody blinded eyes. Just see list of hollow words , of a feku guy A. Swatch Bharat - target was only to milk and add taxes of 1.5 means appx 4500 Crores . Whereas it is basic duty of all inefficient muni l bodies. B. Petrol Pricing / Diesel Pricing - 20 increase against 40 to 50 decrease decline in global prices of crude oil C. Demon s demonetization - resulted in backtracking economy by 5 years, only color change , and this guy is making fool to public that 5 Lakh crores came to RBI. [ It is just making fool to all ] it was just conversion, and not earning D. GST Plan - 0
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    1. yakesha s
      Sep 23, 2017 at 10:26 am
      I have read many comments from your account. You are just making wild statements with no proof. Either you talk about Demonetization, GST,Petrol and diesel price rise. You have nothing else to talk about. If one takes your comments seriously, one would conclude that apart from demonetization and GST nothing has happened. Open your eyes and look at the overall picture. Power,Education,Defence,Economy and you name any sector this government has shown the nerve to take decisions which are bound to give long term profits with short term pain.
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      rajeev
      Sep 21, 2017 at 1:40 pm
      I feel shocked why educated people dont use their brains, eyes and see clearly that , This Useless PM has punctured whole economy of India and still trying to drive car. every indian will get fleeced, sucked their blood and money and will get only one thing : WORDS OF PROMISES, SELF PRAISING, MAKING MOCKERY OF ALL OTHER PARTIES. Such a person belongs to dirt and must get pushed asap to save this confused country
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        rajeev
        Sep 21, 2017 at 1:27 pm
        this uneducated PM who is just talking talking talking and sucking blood from all Indians. He is most BZ man in India BIG ZERO People need to understand his game plan . There is no game plan at all coz his mind is blank . So he want to keep everyone guessing like a madari and juggler . He will only try to say things loudly, and sound as if He is saviour , but let us all read carefully that such a person who has no brains, self egoistic at ude, vehement, bulldozer, dictatorial cannot do some thing good in a democracy. 1. Swatch Bharat - aimed to fleece by 1.5 of additional Tax rs 4500 crores. [ This is basic duty of Muni l bodies to do their job of maintaining Cleanliness but this cunning fellow confused everyone as if he is saying something new. More money to Govt , more space to loot through whatever channels ] Big Zero - India remains as dirty , as filthy as earlier Demons Demonetization - Wild goose chase to loose Rs 2.0 lakh crores, thru non productivity GST
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          Cherian
          Sep 21, 2017 at 12:19 pm
          Ratan Tata is a time server!!.
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            Raj
            Sep 21, 2017 at 8:29 am
            Great job well done, see the lower section also
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              Girish
              Sep 20, 2017 at 5:08 pm
              Such statement was not Expected from Respected Tata Sir,this clearly shows how selfish we are .
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                Girish
                Sep 20, 2017 at 4:17 pm
                Allotting place for factory within three days to Tata's and running country as PM are two different coins , present situations of Unemployment in country, demonetization of currency, low Industrial output due to GST, wrong foreign policy ,fall out in GDP, violence in several states on account of beef, recent violence in Har of dera , boarder tense in J K , doklam disputes of china, two major Accidents in Railway in UP, killings of Innocence in Gorakhpur ,killing of journalists in Bengaluru , International school by killing in 7 in Harayana , rise in inflation's these are major set backs to Indian nations, well present government may be for few Industrialists for their benefits, who have created panic button for unnecessary job cuts , by bringing families on streets, by taking shelter of Global scenario, Present BJP government , PM and few bunches of ministers , they have sent country in distress situations ,with low Interest rates on savings, non senior ,Overall Emergency by force
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                  Gopal
                  Sep 21, 2017 at 8:09 am
                  Are u a moron how u r relating most of these with governance, if ur prompt tax payer and at least hard worker for daily wages u should have appreciated his move, u need to wait for effect of demonetisation to settle down, we have had enough of 60 years of S h I t
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                    Rajiv
                    Sep 21, 2017 at 9:59 am
                    Are you one of the IT cell of BJP or just an imbecile..??
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                    rajeev
                    Sep 21, 2017 at 1:25 pm
                    i salute you mr girish. You are not blind like so many sheeps chasing , this uneducated PM who is just talking talking talking and sucking blood from all Indians. He is most BZ man in India BIG ZERO People need to understand his game plan . There is no game plan at all coz his mind is blank . So he want to keep everyone guessing like a madari and juggler . He will only try to say things loudly, and sound as if He is saviour , but let us all read carefully that such a person who has no brains, self egoistic at ude, vehement, bulldozer, dictatorial cannot do some thing good in a democracy. 1. Swatch Bharat - aimed to fleece by 1.5 of additional Tax rs 4500 crores. [ This is basic duty of Muni l bodies to do their job of maintaining Cleanliness but this cunning fellow confused everyone as if he is saying something new. More money to Govt , more space to loot through whatever channels ] Big Zero - India remains as dirty , as filthy as earlier Demons Demonetization
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                      roahn
                      Sep 21, 2017 at 1:36 pm
                      If u were Kashmiri u would better known benefit of demonitization . Doklam issue settled down with successful diplomacy. About killing of journalists in blore it's law n order issue of state which congress govt has completely failed . Don't put these scammers issues on PM . Its not only Tata is getting benefit in this it's thousand of poor workers who work under him . This shows how govt is serious in eradicating unemployment.
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                      Mohamed
                      Sep 20, 2017 at 3:47 pm
                      Yes Mr modi is rich man PM .
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                        roahn
                        Sep 21, 2017 at 1:46 pm
                        There are many poor people who work in corporates . Which results in employement . PM IS DECATED TO PROVIDD EMPLOYMENT RATHER INVOLVING IN SHOW OF SCHEMES
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                        Sadasivan
                        Sep 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm
                        Shri Modi Ji is indeed Great Leader. He has made US do many things in India's favour. Go-getter,PM Sir ji.
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                          rajeev
                          Sep 21, 2017 at 1:33 pm
                          this uneducated PM who is just talking talking, sucking blood from all Indians. He is most BZ man in India BIG ZERO People need to understand his game plan . There is no game plan at all coz his mind is blank . So he want to keep everyone guessing like a madari and juggler . He will only try to say things loudly, and sound as if He is saviour , but let us all read carefully that such a person who has no brains, self egoistic, rude, vehement, bulldozer, dictatorial cannot do some thing good in a democracy. 1. Swatch Bharat - aimed to fleece by 1.5 of additional Tax rs 4500 crores. [ This is basic duty of corpn bodies to do their job of maintaining Cleanliness but this cunning fellow confused everyone as if he is saying something new. More money to Govt , more space to loot through whatever channels ] Big Zero - India remains as dirty , as filthy as earlier Demons Demonetization - Wild goose chase to loose Rs 2.0 lakh crores, thru non productivity GST , is imposed, to add tax 20 sickPM
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                            Chetan
                            Sep 22, 2017 at 12:33 am
                            Stop spamming Allow us to breathe fresh air
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                            rajeev
                            Sep 21, 2017 at 1:36 pm
                            Hello, open your eyes, this PM has actually other face, which no one is seeing. this uneducated PM has no level, highly venomous, self patting, talkative very revengeful and totally waste. This PM does nt even know spelling of Great Leader . He will surely write : GRATE LIDAR
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                              Chetan
                              Sep 22, 2017 at 12:40 am
                              Time for you to open your eyes, not me
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                            Hari Hara Krishna Kumar
                            Sep 20, 2017 at 1:43 pm
                            A new India is what he has delivered. But the new India favors whom? the common man or the corporate world? People with conscience would speak the right answer !
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                              Rohan
                              Sep 20, 2017 at 2:19 pm
                              The New India hasn't arrived yet but the groundwork is being done so that by 2022 India achieves its goal of New India. And New India will benefit all. If you think that RaGa will solve everything overnight then maybe you think larger Indian citizens are fools to believe it. Only s without a conscience would actually demean India and not seek the progress of the Nation except lip service. Their concern will lie more with Pakistan China instead of larger goals. Maybe you need to read more of stuff happening for the people on the ground and if you can't, your seciton has already lost the plot and no sync with the reality. Just an Economic slowdown in its short term really doesnt bother anyone and 100 people screaming sounds like 10million is not an opinion of the citizens at large.
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                                M.A.JAMEEL
                                Sep 21, 2017 at 12:35 am
                                For Corporate World :New India will give them everything they need beyond limits. For Common Man: New India will take everything from him beyond limits.
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