Threatening to move a privilege notice or file a defamation suit against Tata group chief Ratan Tata, the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday gave him a seven-day ultimatum to withdraw his comment that his "competitors" had been fuelling protests against a proposed car plant at Singur.
"We have given seven days to Mr Ratan Tata to withdraw his comment that his competitors had been fuelling the agitation at Singur," Leader of Opposition Partha Chatterjee said.
Failing this, he said, the Trinamool "will explore possibilities of moving a privilege motion in the next session of the assembly or filing a defamation suit against" Tata.
Speaking at the end of a meeting of Trinamool's current and past MLAs in Kolkata, Chatterjee said the meet passed a resolution describing as "an example to the country" party chief Mamata Banerjee's protest for farmers at Singur, the site of the proposed car project of Tata Motors.
He said a decision was also taken for a week-long Jan Jagran Abhijan (mass awareness campaign) at Singur from Wednesday in support of Trinamool's movement against the West Bengal government's "atrocities" on poor farmers in the name of industrialisation.