September 19, 2008

CPI(M) concerned over Singur impasse

Posted online: Sep 19, 2008 at 1706 hrs

Kolkata, September 19:
The CPI-M on Friday expressed concern at the Singur impasse, saying those opposing the Tata Motors small car plant should realise that the people of West Bengal wanted the project to come up there.

“We are concerned. The people of the state should know who are against development,” CPI-M state secretary Biman Bose told newsmen after the party’s state secretariat meeting.

Referring to the ‘pro-Nano’ rally organised by CPI-M-led Left Front at Singur on September 15, Bose said the massive turnout on the day indicates that people of West Bengal wanted the Tata Motors plant to come up there.

“Our Bardhaman district committee secretary Amar Halder was leading a big procession to the rally, but it was stranded on the Durgapur Expressway owing to the massive turnout of people. Such an enormous crowd would not have been possible if people did not want the plant at Singur,” Bose said.

Asked to comment on the Karnataka government’s offer of land to Tata Motors for relocating the small car plant, he said, “It is not impractical. Those who want to set up industry can decide where they will look for land.”

Taking a dig at the Trinamool Congress leading the anti-land acquisition agitation at Singur, Bose said, “The people of the state should think and decide what is to be done about those who do not want the state to prosper.”

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