Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Monday debated about the expenses of previous CM's foreign tours. The ruling party in the house, claimed that Chandrababu's international trips cost was Rs 39 crore of public money but they did not convert into investments for the state.
Countering these statements, Chandrababu said, any CM in the country will go to places looking for investment opportunities. Not just CM, our PM too toured throughout the world. I wanted to make AP as a preferred destination. Our government had signed MoUs with several national and international companies worth Rs 16 Lakh crore and about 32 Lakh people might get employment. Already five lakh of them got jobs. This government should work for the rest of the things to happen. Instead of that, they are questioning about my foreign tours. Yes I had been to South Korea and got Kia Motors to AP. Under our government, we brought South Korean township to Anantapur. This is our credit."
In reply to Chandrababu's statements, Finance Minister Bugganna Rajendranath Reddy said, "We don't hear about Karnataka or Maharashtra CM's foreign tours. We did a lot about AP CM's trips in the last five years."
Further Bugganna added that one more important thing he would like to bring to the notice of the Assembly is Chandrababu is claiming that he got Kia Motors to AP. "We a received a letter from Kia Motors President and CEO Han-Woo Park dated June 13th, 2019. The Kia Motors boss congratulated YS Jagan on his victory in elections and then recalled his association with YSR back in 2007 when Han-Woo Park was leading the Hyundai Motors R&D in Hyderabad. YSR requested Han-Woo Park to invest in an automobile manufacturing unit in AP and the latter gave his word. The long standing relation between YSR and Han-Woo played an important role in locate its first plant in AP," is what mentioned in the letter.
This means, Chandrababu has nothing to do with Kia Motors coming to AP but in the last few years, he did wide publicity regarding the same which is completely untrue!