Videocon may consider other options for TFT/LCD project

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Mumbai, Aug 7 (UNI) Expressing concern over the controversy over the land allotment to Videocon for the Rs 8,000 crore TFT/LCD project its chairman Venugopal Dhoot today said the Company will consider other options also as several other states and even some countries have shown interest in the proposal.

He said, ''We don't want controversies. States like West Bengal, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu have offered to take the project.

Even Italy and China have shown interest. I am doing this in Maharashtra just to say thanks to my motherland.'' Reacting to the electronic media here, Mr Dhoot outrightly rejected the claim of revenue minister Narayan Rane that the 250 acres land was being doled for the mere Rs 300 crore as against its worth of Rs 1000 crore he said that there should be some misunderstanding. The Company would be actually paying Rs 950 crore, he said.

He asserted that his younger brother Rajkumar Dhoot, a Shiv Sena MP is not associated with the project. ''I have the capability to pursue all those who are against this project and I hope that the controversy will be resolved soon,'' he said.

''This project is a pride for India. If it happens it will be the fifth such project in the world. IBM has selected us for this and our partners want a project site near international airport,'' he added.

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