Tata Motors cautions West Bengal Govt
Cautioning the state Govt, Tata Motors said it should not take any step which might disturb the integrated auto cluster in Singur comprising the main plant of Nano and the vendor park.Updated: Sep 09, 2008 20:39 IST
As Trinamool Congress demanded that 300 acres should be returned from the Tata project site in Singur, Tata Motors on Tuesday cautioned the West Bengal government not to take any step which might disturb the Nano integrated auto cluster.
Tata Motors MD Ravi Kant in a letter to the state government said that the company has noted its clarification that it will maintain the integrated nature of the auto cluster, comprising the main plant and the ancillary units.
"Therefore, the government should not take any step in future which may disturb this arrangement and understanding agreed upon earlier," Industry Minister Nirupam Sen told reporters at the secretariat quoting Kant's letter.
The Tata Motors MD in his letter also said, "we will like to be clearly told about those future arrangements, understanding or commitment which will go contrary to the arrangement and which may result in not honouring that commitment."
Meanwhile, a four member committee comprising two members each from the government and Trinamool Congress had its first meeting to look into the possibility of identifying and returning land to "unwilling" farmers.
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said that the task was to locate 300 acre within the project site and 100 acre outside.
She said that there was no confusion in the agreement that was signed on Sunday to end the Singur impasse and it was the duty of the state government to implement the decision.
Mamata's stand was reiterated by her party MLA from Singur Rabindranath Bhattacharya after the first meeting of the committee formed to look into the possibility of identifying and returning land to farmers.,
"We have sought 300 acres of land from within the project area", Bhattacharya said.
Banerjee said the committee would complete its findings within seven days "and the task is how to locate 300 acre within the project and 100 acre outside the project.
The Trinamool chief asked the government to implement Sunday's agreement and said there was no confusion over it.
"There is no confusion over the agreement reached between us and the state government in the presence of the highest constitutional head," Banerjee told reporters here.
The Tata Motors sent a fresh letter to the state government today saying it would "like to be clearly told about those future arrangements, understanding or commitment which will go contrary to the arrangement and which may result in not honouring that commitment."