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West Bengal will be left out of IT boom: Congress

With West Bengal's Left Front government scrapping the proposed 1,200-acre IT township project near Kolkata, Congress leader Manas Bhuniya on Monday lamented that youths of the state would not be able to see the light of the IT boom.

kolkata Updated: Sep 08, 2009 14:50 IST

With West Bengal's Left Front government scrapping the proposed 1,200-acre IT township project near Kolkata, Congress leader Manas Bhuniya on Monday lamented that youths of the state would not be able to see the light of the IT boom.

"This decision to scrap the project will again push back West Bengal in industrialisation. Thousands of young people of our state will ultimately suffer due to this decision," state Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Bhuniya told a media meet in Kolkata.

Holding Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee responsible for the "mess", he demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Vedic Village land controversy that has led to the scrapping of the IT project at Rajarhat in Kolkata's northeastern fringes.

"The Vedic Village land controversy has brought out the deep nexus of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) cadres with the administration and the local mafia over the land handover issue.

"We think until and unless the CBI carries out an enquiry, the fact will not surface before the common people. I'll talk to the senior leadership of the Congress regarding the issue," he added.