Narendra Modi to go on Japan tour, to meet Suzuki top bosses
Modi, who will be accompanied by a business delegation will visit Hamamatsu to meet Maruti Suzuki Corporation Managing Director Shinzo Nakanishi.
His visit comes in the wake of the violent incidents in Maruti Suzuki's plant at Manesar in Haryana.
Even though the Modi-led delegation will not pitch for expanding the production capacity of the company in Gujarat, if the company on its own decides to expand its production capacity, it is welcome, Gujarat officials said.
"The view of the Gujarat government is very clear on attracting corporates in the state. We do not want to harm anybody's interests. However, whosoever wants to come here and expand his production capacity is welcome," Gujarat Principal Secretary Industries Maheshwar Sahu said.
Modi's visit to Japan, however, has sparked off speculation that during his meeting with the Maruti Suzuki representatives, he would try to convince them to expand the carmaker's production capacity in Gujarat from the proposed 2,50,000 units annually.
Maruti Suzuki has already proposed to invest Rs 4,000 crore in Gujarat to set up a green field project, having an annual production capacity of 2,50,000 cars near Becharaji in Mehasna district.
"Modi has been officially invited by the government of Japan. Normally, they invite the head of country, but Modi being the chief minister of a state in India, is going to Japan as a
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