October 11, 2008

Dharna in Singur to urge Tatas to return to Singur

Friday, October 10, 2008 9:35:00 PM

KOLKATA/SINGUR(PTI): Days after the Nano car project went out of West Bengal and found a new home at Sanand in Gujarat a 'Nano Banchao Committee' on Friday organised a dharna at Singur urging the company to reconsider its decision.
''We started the dharna with the hope that the Tatas may reconsider their decision to relocate the Nano project from Singur,'' a spokesman of the committee said.
He said about 90 per cent work of the project in Singur was complete and had there been no agitation which forced the Tatas to suspend work, Nano would have rolled out from Singur.
To a question why they did not take to the street when Trinamool Congress had launched the agitation in Singur, he alleged "they had unleashed terror. But we also never thought that the Tatas will take such a decision so fast".
The spokesman also said that their representatives would meet West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi next Monday to urge him to request Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee to call off her opposition to the Nano plant in Singur, Manash Ghosh, secretary of the Save Nano Committee said here.

Ghosh claimed that people of all walks of life in Singur including some Trinamool Congress activists are members of the Nano Bachao Committee. He also claimed that the committee would hold a public meeting in Kolkata if the Trinamool chief does not call off her opposition to the Nano plant in Singur and would explain to the people the benefits that they would have received if the plant was set up in Singur.

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