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01/04/2011

Mamata’s anti-SEZ stand raises eyebrows

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has stirred up a hornet’s nest with her announcement that she will not allow Special Economic Zones in West Bengal.

Mamata’s anti-SEZ stand raises eyebrows

The statement, which forms part of the party's Assembly election manifesto, has given the CPM the chance to criticize her for her "lack of understanding of industry". It has also raised a few questions among exporters, said a report in The Financial Express.

The manifesto does not elaborate on the problems that party envisages in having SEZs in Bengal but simply says in a single line that they will not be allowed, said Patton International Chairman HP Budhia.

Mamata Banerjee may have linked SEZs to the allegations of land grabbing by some investors, said the former Chairman of the Engineering Export Promotion Council, Rakesh Shah.

The former President of the Institute of Indian Foundrymen, RP Sehgal, said the issue would have to be addressed if Mamata formed the government. The industry would meet her and present the "real picture", he said.

The measure may even hinder the establishment of the 500-acre foundry park being developed in Howrah as it is proposed to have a 125-acre SEZ within it, he said.

CITU state president Shyamal Chakraborty said Mamata's understanding of the need of industrialization in the state was evident from the Singur agitation led by the party, adding that her anti-SEZ stand is just more evidence of her anti-industry mindset.

Source: BPO Watch India

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01/04/2011

Mamata’s anti-SEZ stand raises eyebrows

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has stirred up a hornet’s nest with her announcement that she will not allow Special Economic Zones in West Bengal.

Mamata’s anti-SEZ stand raises eyebrows

The statement, which forms part of the party's Assembly election manifesto, has given the CPM the chance to criticize her for her "lack of understanding of industry". It has also raised a few questions among exporters, said a report in The Financial Express.

The manifesto does not elaborate on the problems that party envisages in having SEZs in Bengal but simply says in a single line that they will not be allowed, said Patton International Chairman HP Budhia.

Mamata Banerjee may have linked SEZs to the allegations of land grabbing by some investors, said the former Chairman of the Engineering Export Promotion Council, Rakesh Shah.

The former President of the Institute of Indian Foundrymen, RP Sehgal, said the issue would have to be addressed if Mamata formed the government. The industry would meet her and present the "real picture", he said.

The measure may even hinder the establishment of the 500-acre foundry park being developed in Howrah as it is proposed to have a 125-acre SEZ within it, he said.

CITU state president Shyamal Chakraborty said Mamata's understanding of the need of industrialization in the state was evident from the Singur agitation led by the party, adding that her anti-SEZ stand is just more evidence of her anti-industry mindset.

Source: BPO Watch India

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