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Left to form committee to resolve differences

A Committee will be formed to apprise all the Left partners about the ongoing and future projects.

india Updated: Dec 29, 2006 14:03 IST

The ruling Left Front in West Bengal on Friday decided to form a committee to resolve the serious differences that cropped up among the constituents over the issue of acquiring agricultural land for industrial purposes, particularly the Tata Motors' Singur project.

"A Committee will be formed to apprise all the Left partners about the ongoing and future projects in a bid to sort out any differences on any issues," former Chief Minister Jyoti Basu said at the end of the CPI(M) state Secretariat and Left Front meetings in Kolkata on Friday.

Avoiding a direct answer about what 'lesson' the Left learnt over the Singur project, Basu said that both Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee and Industry Minister Nirupam Sen submitted at Friday's meetings details about the status of present and future projects being undertaken in West Bengal.

"In general, they apprised the meetings about the location of proposed chemical hubs, townships, new roads and details of other projects. Concerned ministers will from now on apprise the Front constituents of the progress of projects under their departments," Basu said.

Asked for his comment on the Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee's calling off of her 25-day-old hungerstrike, Basu said, "she should have ended fast much before and I hope she will recover fast and will be in a position to sit for discussion with the state government about her issues." 

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