Ratan Tata to meet Buddhadeb today

October 3rd, 2008 - 10:35 am ICT by ANI  

Kolkata, Oct 3 (ANI): Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee here today to discuss the company’’s ”Nano” car project in Singur which has run into rough weather after strong resistance from the Mamata Banerjee’’s Trinamool Congress over farmland acquisition issue.
According to sources, the meeting is scheduled to be held in the afternoon at the Writers” Buildings.
Work on the Tata’’s ”Nano” project has been suspended for nearly a month because of the protest by the Trinamool Congress.
Earlier, Buddhadeb had written to Tata requesting him to restart work at the Nano plant at Singur. The Chief Minister in his letter had promised to extend all possible help and cooperation to the Tatas.
Trouble began after the West Bengal Government acquired 1000 acres of farmland for the Tata Motors”” small car plant at Singur last year. The State Government offered compensation, which some farmers rejected.
Mamata then took up the fight of the farmers, demanding that at least 400 acres of the acquired land be returned to farmers. The Government says it is in favour of a land-based solution for farmers, but was against disturbing the Tata Motors plant site. (ANI)

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