'Ratan Tata should contest in coming elections'

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Kolkata, Oct 21: Former Pradesh Congress President and newly formed Progressive Indira Congress (PIC) chief Somen Mitra on Wednesday,
Oct 22 advised Ratan Tata to contest the coming Lok Sabha election. ''Mr Tata should contest the coming Parliamentry election as he is campaigning for the Left Front government's policy of industrialisation '' Mr Mitra said adressing a rally. He further said, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had a dream project of Tata's small car "Nano" to be manufactured in the state but failed to materialise the project because he lacks vision.

He added that Tata group is purchasing land directly from the farmers in Gujrat at current market value for the small car project while the Bengal government was involved in purchasing,forcefully for the Tata's factory in Singur.

In a signed open letter, published in a vernacular daily few days back, Mr Tata has said that his decision to quit Singur was taken after much thoughts and held Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee responsible for the violent situation that forced him to pull out the "Nano" project with a deep sense of sorrow.

'' People in West Bengal, especially the youths, have to spell out their hopes and aspirations whether they support Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's efforts to build a progressive state with modern infrastructure and advanced industry or they want a poisonous political atmosphere that seeks to ruin the state with violence, terror and unnecessary opposition '' Mr Tata had asked.

Later, PIC announced series of agitations against CESC and state's electric supply office to protest against the hikes in power surcharges and unprecedented load shedding.

UNI

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