Chances of Nano rolling out from Singur are nil: CM

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Kolkata, Sep 25(UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today said chances of Nano rolling out from Singur was nil, even though in a last ditch effort, his Council of Ministers appealed to the Tatas not to pull out.

Appearing to be resigned to fate, the Chief Minister reportedly told his colleagues at a cabinet meeting that he did not see any hope for Tata Motors staying back in West Bengal with the small car project as the Trinamool Congress-led opposition refusing to budge from its 'land for land' demand.

'' The Chief Minister said at the meeting that the possibility is absolutely nil. The Government has put in lot of efforts to retain the project and it has showed much of flexibility. But he does not see any more hope,'' Land Reforms Minister Abdur Rezzak Molla told reporters.

The Cabinet, which did not have the Nano issue on its agenda, discussed it following requests by few prominent members.

Later, the Cabinet issued a statement to the opposition, Tata Motors and the people expressing its concern over the situation and calling for cooperation from all quarters 'in the interest of the state's development'.

The Cabinet appealed to the opposition to give consent and help implement the compensation and rehabilitation package for the Singur land losers while promising 'all help and assistance' to the Tatas in carrying out work for the Nano project.

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