Dubbing the Tata Motors decision to suspend work at the Nano plant in Singur was “the Tatas’ own decision,” Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said her party had not obstructed work at the site and wanted it to resume.
“We have not stopped work at the Tata project. The decision to suspend work at the plant was the Tatas’ own. We have not obstructed anyone. We cannot do anything if workers do not turn up for work,” she told reporters here.
She said that her party wanted that normal work should continue at the Nano plant.
Earlier, speaking from the dharna site, she said she wanted dialogue to resolve the impasse and hoped that the doors for discussions would remain open as Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi had taken the initiative.
“We want that work should continue at the Tata plant. At the same time, talks can also go on. We have sent Leader of the Opposition Partha Chatterjee three times to the Governor today in response to his letter,” she said.
Banerjee said, however, the issue of the return of 400 acres to their owners should be resolved during the talks to make the dialogue successful.
She said some were claiming that the indefinite dharna had been undertaken after the party took money. “I challenge them to prove it. If they fail to prove it, they have to apologise publicly.”