Kolkata, Sep 2 : Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly said if the Nano project at Singur went elsewhere, West Bengal would become a dark spot and called for support to the cause of the TATAs and industry to create a future for the people of the State.
"The starting of the Nano project will be a beginning of an era in West Bengal which will completely revolutionalise the prospect of the state and the future of the youth of our state," Ganguly said.
Stating that the brand TATAs would turn Singur into another Jamshedpur, he said that as a citizen of West Bengal and a part of the Tata Group since 1994, "I feel industry is the future of the state."
"So let us support the cause of TATAs and the industry to create the future of us. If this project goes elsewhere, the state will become a dark spot," Ganguly said.
However, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee slammed Sourav Ganguly for his comments on the Nano project.
Mamata said: "Does Souvav Ganguly know where Singur is? Does he know how many farmers were killed there? Also does he know how many women were raped in Singur?"