Buddhadeb regrets Nandigram not Singur

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
Kolkata, May 11: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Monday, May 11 has made it clear that he felt no remorse towards the incident of Nano plant having to shift from Singur. However he said that he did feel sorry over two year old incident of police firing in Nandigram that left 14 people dead.

"Why should I seek apology for the Singur issue? The state government has no responsibility behind the decision of Tata Motors to pull out from Singur. It happened due to the directionless agitation by the opposition Trinamool Congress," Mr. Bhattacharjee said at the Kolkata Press Club.

West Bengal's chief minister further said that he would have apologised if the issue deserved to be apologised over.

"But I condemn the police firing in Nandigram. It's absolutely undesirable. If I knew such a situation could happen, I would never have sent the police force to Nandigram. Our government had earlier declared that land would not be acquired there," he said.

Furthermore, calling Nano project an 'exception' he said Rs.4,200 crore worth of investments in sectors like steel, cement, food processing and IT came into the state. But the opposition party Trinamool Congress, he alleged, had no plans for development.

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