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Nano project welcome in Gujarat: Modi

autos Updated: Sep 03, 2008 18:36 IST
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave strong indications that he would welcome shifting of the small-car project to his state if the Tatas were interested.

"Centuries back, when the first Parsis arrived on the Gujarat coast, the then ruler sent them a glassful of milk indicating there was no space. The Parsis added sugar in the milk and sent it back, hinting that they would mingle with the locals. Today, I am ready to add sugar," Modi told reporters after addressing a joint press conference with senior BJP leader L K Advani.

Ever since the Nano car project of Tatas hit a roadblock with Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress vehemently opposing it, several chief ministers have shown willingness to welcome the Rs one Lakh-car project to their state.

"Ancestors of Tata still live in Gujarat," Modi claimed.