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Now Mamata targets Salem Group projects

kolkata Updated: Jun 04, 2008 02:14 IST
Arindam Sarkar

It couldn’t get worse for the Left Front government in Bengal. Compelled to put on hold further land acquisition for industries here after the panchayat debacle, now Trinamool Congress chief Mamata has resolved to prevent the implementation of the Salem Group projects in the State.

Unhappy with the manner in which the state government unilaterally “gifted” major state projects to the Salem Group, Trinamool Congress thinks there is something fishy.

Trinamool has resolved not to allow any of the Salem projects to take off unless the state government cancels the memorandum of understanding with it and floats global tender inviting major industrial players to execute the pending projects in Bengal.

This, Trinamool believes, would bring transparency in the execution of the huge infrastructure and the chemical hub projects, which the state government has asked the Indonesian business major to execute.

“There is no question of further land acquisition. And we have decided that even the projects already cleared would only take off, if there is transparency,” quipped Mamata, “and adequate, acceptable compensation.”