In the run-up to the state assembly polls, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday invited industry tycoon Elon Musk to set up Tesla's unit in the state's industrial hub Ludhiana. 

Navjot Singh Sidhu
 Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Navjot Singh SidhuIANS

"I invite @elonmusk, Punjab Model will create Ludhiana as a hub for Electric Vehicles & Battery industry with time-bound single-window clearance for investment that brings new technology to Punjab, create green jobs, walking path of environment preservation & sustainable development," Sidhu tweeted. 

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Sidhu's invite comes in the wake of Musk's assertion that the company is facing a "lot of challenges" in bringing the company to India. 

Earlier, Telangana and Maharashtra also invited Elon Musk to set up business there.