Lalu supports Singur's Nano project

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New Delhi, Sep 3 (UNI) Railway Minister Lalu Prasad today described as unfortunate the opposition to Tata's Nano small car project at Singur in West Bengal, saying the project was good for the country.

He, however, opined that farmer's land should be acquired with their consent and the State Government should keep themselves away from the acquisition of land.

Strongly supporting the project, the RJD chief said the project was being opposed for political reasons, not that those opposing it were well wishers of the people of the region.

Tata's withdrawal would be a big setback to the industrialisation of the state, he said in reply to a question.

He was all praise for the Tatas who had done a lot for industrial development of the country.

Without naming Trinamool Congress, the Railway Minister said the opponents of the project would have to face consequences if the project was withdrawn.

To another question, he ruled out the Centre's intervention in the matter, saying, ''our federal system is such that Centre cannot do much.'' UNI KAS PK RAI2026

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