Ratan Tata will be meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Friday, Oct 3. The meeting comes at the end of more than a month of agitation led by the Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, who wants 300 acres carved out from the land leased to the Tatas and returned to farmers who did not willingly give their land.
Joining the Singur fray, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Thursday, Oct 2 urged Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee to 'act in a responsible manner' for resolving the stand off over Tata Motors' Nano project before it was 'too late'. "The situation in Singur is unfortunate and the solution to the present stand off lies with Ms.Mamata Banerjee who is representing the agitators and protestors I sincerely hope that Banerjee and her colleagues act in a responsible manner before it is too late," said CII Chief Mentor Tarun Das in a statement.
As the long drawn agitation by Mamata Banerjee, demanding 300 acres of land from within the project area for Singur land losers is about to force Tata Motors make an exit from Singur. The work at the Tata Motors Singur site has been suspended for moe than a month now as Ratan Tata has refused to work in this trmoil atmosphere.
Amid a political tussle, Tata Motors, which invested Rs 150 crore, kept suspended work at the Singur since September two and announced its plan to relocate the project outside the state.
Meanwhile, the CPI-M state Secretariat in an emergency meeting on Thursday, Oct 2 night urged the state Government to assure the Tatas to resume work at Singur and assure them all protection. The Secretariat members were of the view that the state could not afford to allow Tata Motors to pack up baggage and set up the unit outside the state since it would erode into the credibility of the Government.