Trinamool leader meets Guv,discusses names for neutral mediator

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Kolkata, Sep 2 (UNI) Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee met West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi twice today to discuss the resolution of the problem at Singur.

Accompanied by former Rajya Sabha member Dinesh Trivedi, Mr Chatterjee met the Governor in the morning and drove straight to Singur to report to party chief Mamata Banerjee. He again came back to the Raj Bhavan for a second meeting in the afternoon.

Though Mr Chatterjee declined to say anything about the meeting, they were said to have discussed names for a neutral mediator who could initiate a dialoguebetween the Trinamool Congress and the state Government to end the deadlock.

With the Singur impasse continuing, the Governor had suggested that Ms Banerjee take the help of a neutral intermediary of her choice.

In a letter to Ms Banerjee last week, Mr Gandhi had said that a person with no political or industrial affiliation be invited to act as an unbiased intermediator in the matter.

''He or she can go into the demand articulated by you and give carefully thought-out findings for the earnest consideration of all sides,'' the letter said. The Governor also requested her to suggest a name or names and said he would request the West Bengal government to respond positively.

The Trinamool supremo had urged the Governor to take the initiative for talks in which her party would participate.

She, however, made it clear that the issue of return of 400 acres of land from the small car project site must figure as an agenda in the proposed talks.

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