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No feedback about pullout: Nirupam

The West Bengal Government said it has received no feedback from the Tatas that they would pull their small car project out of Singur but was hopeful of the success of the negotiations to end the deadlock

kolkata Updated: Sep 03, 2008 19:08 IST

The West Bengal government on Wednesday said it has received no feedback from the Tatas that they would pull their small car project out of Singur but was hopeful of the success of the negotiations to end the deadlock.

"There is no feedback that the Tatas will pull out and the state government is trying to negotiate. If it is successful, we can ask the Tatas to resume work at the Nano plant in Singur," Commerce and Industry Minister Nirupam Sen said at state Secretariat.

Sen expressed hope that the negotiations would yield positive results.

When informed that Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was hopeful of a solution in one or two days, Sen said, "This is the first time that she has uttered something which is a positive sign and we welcome it."

"If she is positive enough, then there is no reason why this problem cannot be resolved," Sen said.

Asked if there was any communication from the Tatas after the company announced suspension of of work at Singur, Sen replied in the negative.

"We had earlier informed the Tatas that the state government was seriously dealing with the disruptions and blockade at Singur. We also told the Tatas that the state government would inform when the problems are solved," the minister said.

Sen expressed hope that normal work could be resumed "once the situation improves. But the problem has to be solved at the ground level."