Kolkata, Oct 4: A day after Ratan tata decided to take his 1 lakh car project elsewhere in the country, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has called a dawn to dusk bandh in Singur on Saturday, Oct 4 protesting Tatas decision take the Nano plant out of the state.
Ratan Tata finally pulled out the Nano project on Friday, Oct 2 citing security concerns of his employees in Singur and the political drama it had become. Now CPI-M is blaming the Trinamool Congress for rendering more than 10,000 land givers jobless. Ratan Tata in no uncertain words held Mamata Banerjee responsible for the whole fiasco. The party is planning a counter-movement against the Trinamool and Singur Zonal Committee Secretary Amar Chanda said they will lay siege on the Durgapur Expressway that runs beside the land where the Nano plant was being built.
Farmers who had given their land for the Nano project blocked the Durgapur Expressway on Friday, Oct 4 night.
They say with the Nano project wound up they are left with neither land nor livelihood. They also burnt tyres and raised slogans against those who opposed the project.
Chanda said Tatas decision to pullout has shocked the residents of the area and also blamed the Trinamool and its allies, who he said worked on behalf of just 2,000 land losers, for destroying the future of Singur as well as that West Bengal.