October 25, 2008

Singur residents ask Buddhadeb to bring back Nano

KOLKATA,24 October(IANS): A team of representatives of Singur Nano Bachao Committee (Save Nano Committee), a pro-industry group, Friday met West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and requested him to bring back the Tata Motors' Nano project to the state.
"We met Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee today (Friday) evening and requested him to convey the message of the local people of Singur to the auto major. We all want the industry at the abandoned site of the Nano plant," Singur Nano Bachao Committee (SNBC) secretary Udayan Das told IANS. He said Bhattacharjee had assured them that he would personally request Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata to review the present situation at Singur.
"We told him (Bhattacharjee) that people, irrespective of the political affiliations, have changed their mindsets after Tata Motors pulled out of Singur," said Das, adding Bhattacharjee told the SNBC representatives that his government had failed to retain the investment in the state because of the anti-development campaign of the opposition.
An eight-member team of SNBC met Bhattacherjee at the state secretariat here. "We also requested the chief minister to facilitate the process so that we can directly talk to Tata on the issue and inform him about the real pulse of Singur. Bhattacharjee has also agreed to the request," he said.

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