Maruti holds mela in Nano backyard

July 17th, 2008 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS  


Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd held an exhibition of its small cars Thursday at Singur, from where Tata Motors’ Nano, the world’s cheapest car, is set to roll out in October. The fair, held at the Singur Club ground in West Bengal’s Hooghly district, drew a large number of cash-rich farmers, rural self-governing executive members and rural bank employees.

Besides, the fair was also targeted at rural doctors and other rich classes, district sources said.

“This is the first year Maruti Suzuki has conducted any such fair over here,” said an official.

Bhandari Automobiles, which is the distributor of Maruti in Howrah, was the organiser of the event.

Earlier, Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata had accused his business competitors of stoking the fire at Singur when the farmers staged protests against the Nano plant.

But Maruti had issued a quick denial.

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