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Vendors wait for Tatas to react to Singur bill

Vendors of the Tata Nano plant today said they were awaiting a reaction from the Tatas on the Singur bill and would take a decision in consultation with them on the issue of compensation.

business Updated: Jun 14, 2011 20:07 IST

Vendors of the Tata Nano plant on Tuesday said they were awaiting a reaction from the Tatas on the Singur bill and would take a decision in consultation with them on the issue of compensation.

"We cannot take an independent decision. We have to take a decision with Tatas and we are waiting for their feedback to us. Our sole intention is to adopt a step that will result in maximum compensation," a top offical of a leading vendor of Tata Motors said on condition of anonymity.

"When the project is abandoned legal steps are not desired as it is a long drawn process. However, we may have to seek legal steps if our compensation is not adequate," another vendor said.

"The onus was only on the Tatas to compensate at least 23 vendors who had begun contruction at the Singur project site. Now it is to be seen how we will be compensated," the official added.

The Singur land rehabilitation and development bill, 2011 was passed by voice vote in the West Bengal assembly during the day.

The bill vested the entire 997 acre acquired for the Tata Motors Nano project for return to unwilling farmers.