West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that her government would not grant any SEZ status to IT major Infosys as sought by it in line with the Trinamool Congress stand on the issue.
"As a principled stand, we'll not give SEZ status to Infosys. But we'll extend all benefits to the company as available in the IT sector", Banerjee said in an interview to a private TV channel.
"We want Infosys to come to the state, we have full sympathy for them. But we'll not be able to give SEZ as we are opposed to it alongwith with our resistance to FDI in retail, forcible acquisition of land and privatisation of banking and insurance sector. We have a principled stand on all these issues", she said.
Banerjee said that people of the state were aware of the government's stand.
The company was recently allotted 50 acres of land at Rajarhat area near the metropolis for setting up their first facility in the state.