Discussion on; Hopes for solution to Nano row in sight

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Kolkata, Sep 6 (UNI) Keeping hopes alive for a long-desired solution to the ongoing row over the Tata Motors' Nano project at Singur, the second round of discussion continued today between the West Bengal Government and the Opposition at Raj Bhawan.

Representatives of both sides had a prolonged discussion this morning to break the stalemate.

The first phase of the second round talks, which started at 1100 hrs, continued till 1400 hrs. Talks will restart at 1600 hours this afternoon after lunch break.

Yesterday the meeting lasted for three hours.

State Industry Minister Nirupam Sen was heading a seven-member government team, including Panchayat Minister Surjyakanta Mishra and Chief Secretary Amit Kiran Deb.

The Opposition side is headed by Leader of Opposition Partha Chatterjee, a close aide of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and six other representatives of the Krishi Jami Raksha Committee (KJRC), a platform of 22 outfits.

With Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi playing a key role to get both sides reconciled and come to a compromise, yesterday's meeting ended on a high note with ample hints of a climbdown by both sides from their respective stands.

Eds: Pls pick up suitably from earlier series.

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