Kolkata, Sep 13: Singur issue saw a dead end with the talks failing between West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee on Friday, Sep 12. Mamata deterred on her stand that West Bengal government should honour the agreement it had signed for giving up 300 acres inside the Nano complex. Buddhadeb could not go more than 70 acres, because he said the Tatas wouldn"t agree to it.
Reports from CM"s office indicate that a formal letter would now go on behalf of the state government to the Tatas, saying that all efforts to break the stalemate have failed, and that it can do no more. Then Tatas will have to take a decision. Mamata Banerjee has started questioning the credibility of agreements to which the state government and chief minister were party.
The agreements of Sunday, Sep 7 did mention the fact that "maximum" land from inside the project area would be given back. There were, however, no numbers quoted officially in the agreement.
Mamata Banerjee had, subsequently, broadcast the 300-acre figure loudly. Whether the CM had agreed to giving 300 acres from inside the project area even unofficially, will never be known.