West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday expressed apprehension that the proposed petrochemicals project at Nayachar might go the Nandigram way as the Opposition is bent on scuttling it.
“I have the same fear as Nandigram about the Nayachar petrochemicals hub. The Opposition is thwarting the move to set up the Nayachar hub,” he alleged.
The Petroleum Chemical and Petroleum Investment project at Nayachar in East Midnapore was cleared by the Centre earlier.
Bhattacharjee accused the Trinamool Congress of not allowing development work in East Midnapore district where a number of industries were planned.
He said many companies had expressed interest to set up factories or plants in East Midnapore district. A private company has expressed interest in setting up a ship building factory in the district and there are plans to set up a nuclear power plant at Haripur in the district.
“But I fear the Opposition Trinamool Congress would not allow these plans to materialise,” Bhattacharjee said here.
“What does the opposition want?. If they want development of East Midnapore, they should allow industries to be set up in the district,” he said.