Yogi Woos Movie Industry With Film City Project
The Morning Standard|December 03, 2020
Maharashtra parties smell conspiracy, advise him to secure his state
Namita Bajpai & Sudhir Surya Wanshi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday sold his film city dream project in the heart of Bollywood, touching off a raw nerve of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi leaders.

The CM was on a business trip to Mumbai and kept his approach as such. “this is an open competition. anyone who can give social security and a conducive atmosphere will get business,” Adityanath said.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said he would not let anybody “forcibly” take away businesses from the state. Yogi responded: “We are not stealing any state’s investment.”

Yogi began his day by listing the ₹200-crore bond of Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) at the Bombay Stock Exchange. “Bollywood will work in Mumbai, but a new film city will come up in UP. We will build a world-class film city with all the infrastructure facilities,” said Yogi.

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