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Will set up industry in Singur if people want: Buddhadeb

PTI  Singur, January 09, 2011
First Published: 19:57 IST(9/1/2011) | Last Updated: 19:58 IST(9/1/2011)

Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday said industry could again be set up at the place from where the Tatas pulled out their small car project in Singur if the people so wished.

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"If the people are willing, then we will establsish industry on the same land from where the Tatas pulled out," Bhattacharjee who visited Singur for the first time since the Tatas withdrew their Nano project in October 2008 told a Left Front rally.

Referring to the Trinamool Congress agitation against land acquisition for the small car project which led the Tatas to leave, Bhattacharjee said, "When we decided to bring the Nano factory to Singur, we had thought it would help in the economic growth of the area which would be much more than from agriculture.

"But we never thought that a political party will create a situation where Tatas will have to withdraw," he said.

"The withdrawal of the Nano factory from Singur was not a loss to the Tatas because they are doing good business from Gujarat, but it was a great loss for the people of Singur and for the state," Bhattacharjee said.

Bhattacharjee, without naming the Trinamool Congress said "Whenever we have worked for development they have only tried to obstruct us and with violence.


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