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Tatas pullout jolts Bengal’s industrialisation drive

Published on Sat, Oct 04, 2008 at 09:18,

Kolkata: West Bengal’s tryst with Nano is over. Ratan Tata has declared that the Nano plant will be shifted out of the state as according to him the atmosphere in Singur was far from industry-friendly.

Tatas announcement to pull out from Singur is a big blow to West Bengal. For two years, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Ratan Tata together tried to build the automobile complex in Singur which would have employed at least 6,000 people to begin with.

However, they met with resistance from just a few people who were to lose their lands. In the end the government and the Tatas gave up the fight.

“I think Ms (Mamata) Banerjee has pulled the trigger,” Ratan Tata said at a press conference in Kolkata on Friday

Tata did give a pro-industry certificate to the Left Front government but the state’s image has taken a beating.

It took TWO YEARs for this project to reach this stage – it had not mushroomed overnight –
but Mamata Banerjee’s seige at the factory gates did.
It changed the future of the project in a matter of a week
It has changed the future of my state, for a long long time, if not for ever.

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~ by littleindian on 2008, October 4.

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