Kolkata, Oct 3: Finally the Tata motors on Friday, Oct 3 decided to move out of Singur. Ratan Tata who met Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee earlier held a press conference in the evening to declare the decision.
"We have taken the regretful decision of pulling out Nano project from Singur. Will announce the new destination of the plant in few days. The well being of the employees has also been a matter of concern. I thank the West Bengal government for the overwhelming support given to us." He further said that West Bengal is an ignored part of the country and I personally wanted to include the state into the mainstream through investment. However West Bengal will be my choice of place for investment in future, he added.
"During the talks Mamata Banerjee told that people of West Bengal do not need the Tatas. We cannot run the plant on police protection. We never anticipated this agitation," said Ratan Tata. He accused Mamata of forcing the plant out of Singur. He further said that Tatas took this decision to move out because of time line. Nano will come on the committed time.