There is no tax exemption if there is no production in India, the government replied to Tesla
The government says why should we support a company that creates jobs in China and makes profit from our markets. If you want to sell your product in our country then manufacture them here.
Electric vehicle company Tesla wants to come to India, but the company wants tax concessions from the Government of India, about which the Government of India is strict. In the same sequence, the government on Tuesday questioned the business practices of electric car company Tesla, demanding tax breaks to sell its products in the Indian market, but Tesla did not want to set up such manufacturing facilities in the country. So that thousands of jobs could be created.
We cannot give subsidy or exemption from taxes to that company, as they do not want to set up their manufacturing and other operations base here, Minister of State for Heavy Industries Krishna Pal Gurjar said in reply to a question by Shiv Sena member Vinayak Bhaurao Raut in Lok Sabha. Why should we support a company that creates jobs in China and profit from our markets. Our Prime Minister has a vision for all such foreign companies, if you want to sell your product in our country, then manufacture them here.
Raut had asked what kind of exemption in taxes the government was planning to give so that they could start their construction here in different states as announced. The minister informed the House that Tesla has shown no interest in any of the government's plans for electric vehicles. This company has not participated in any of our plans, and this makes it clear to them that Tesla only wants to profit by taking advantage of our market, but will refrain from setting up manufacturing units here. If they build their electric cars in China, thousands of jobs will be created there, nothing for Indian youth here.