Tatas pull out spoils the colour of festivities in Singur

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Singur, Oct 7 (UNI) Ratan Tata's pull-out anouncement on the eve of Durga puja spoilt the colour of joy and entertainment among people here.

The advent of Sarod festival got no impact among people as the mood of the locals has changed like some natural devastation had taken place here.

Though some puja pandals were installed in different areas, there was no glamour evident in the gathering.

Nano's exit from Singur was really a bolt from the blue to the locals, especially who were engaged in different sectors of Tatas small car project.

Banani Ghosh, with other 20 local marginal farmers from Beraberi and Gopalnagar, has opened a canteen on the site. Banani offered five kathas of land for the project and also received the cheque. She also found a means of earning through this canteen. But now she has became nonplussed.

''The Nano project showed me hope but now it is a nightmare to me'' I cannot even think of puja right now, said the frustrated Banani.

Santanu Das, a 34 year old Post-Graduate from Bajemelia got training from WBIDC with a view to get job in Tata project, was one of the frustrated youth.

''I have no idea what I am going to do now. Nobody will employ me at this age. All my hopes of future are nipped in the bud'' at this crucial juncture I cannot even dream of our favourite festival, lamented Das.

Instead of celebrating festival, most of the willing landlosers and those who had also invested heavily in the supply of construction materials are now showing their extreme resentment in different manners.

Gopal Ruidas, with tearful eyes said ''this year I can not even afford new dress for my family members ''. Tata's exit from Singur had dashed our hopes, he added.


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