We will never leave West Bengal, says Tata Group
Kolkata: On a day when Hooghly's Singur is voting in the panchayat polls, the Tata Group Monday iterated its commitment to West Bengal saying it would never leave the state. "We have never left West Bengal and we will never leave," Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry said during the 15th annual general meeting of Tata Global Beverages here.
He was replying to a shareholder's query about the group's failed plan to roll out the Nano car from a plant in Hooghly district's Singur. The company had to shift the Nano project to Sanand in Gujarat Oct 3, 2008, following intense protests against acquisition of farmlands, led by Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, which demanded the then Left Front government return 400 acres it had allegedly taken 'by using force' from farmers unwilling to part with their lands.
Riding on the farmers' response to the Singur protests, the Trinamool gained popularity across the state and Banerjee became chief minister by unseating the Left Front in 2011 polls. The abandoned factory still stands like a haunted house, but the famers are yet to get back their lands due to litigation.
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