Singur row keeps govt on tenterhooks: Buddhadeb

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Chandernagore, Sep 3 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today said the Singur imbroglio has dragged the state government in the mire with the latter's approach been ''restrained'' in face of the stir.

After inaugurating a water treatment plant here, Mr Bhattacharjee said the Singur impasse had translated into a battle between the state's interests and the Opposition.

He appealed to the agitators not to injure the prospects of West Bengal, voicing his optimism over the state Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi's nod to mediate between the state government and Trinamool Congress to clear decks for Tata's Nano project.

''The Tata's pullout from the state will be a blunder and the latter will earn a bad reputation in the nation. West bengal will become a backward state, '' Mr Bhattacharjee added.

''I have never seen such an irresponsible Opposition. They express their dissent whenever we embark on a developmental activity.

They say no to industry, no to thermal power plant to be set up at Katowa in Burdwan... they say no to everything,'' the Chief Minister rued.

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