Kolkata, September 18, 2008
First Published: 19:33 IST(18/9/2008)
Last Updated: 20:14 IST(18/9/2008)
The West Bengal CPI(M) on Thursday declined to comment on Karnataka's offer of 1,000 acres to the Tata Motors Nano car project, with party General Secretary Prakash Karat saying the state government has been making all efforts to resolve the Singur deadlock.
"The state government is doing everything to settle the issue. We will discuss on Friday what to do next," Karat, who discussed the issue with the party's leaders at the state party headquarters here, told reporters.
The party state secretariat would meet on Friday where the Singur stalemate might figure in discussions in presence of Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee and other party leaders including Left Front chairman Biman Bose.
Karat did not comment when asked what line of action would be taken by the government in view of the uncertainty over the Tata Motors project with the government and Opposition locking horns over the land issue.
He also declined comment when asked how long Tata Motors would continue with the supension of work at Singur.
Accompanied by Bose, Karat also met ailing veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu at his residence at Salt Lake before leaving for Delhi.
On the Karnataka offer to Tata Motors of 1,000 acres in case the company decided to relocate its Nano car project, Bose said, "I have only heard from you. Let me know for myself the matter in detail, only then will I comment. Let me see what kind of offer it is. Earlier, too, some states have made such offers to the Tatas." (PTI)