Tata says Nano launch will be on scheduleSeptember 4th, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 4 (ANI): TATA Group Chairman Ratan Tata today said that he is doing everything possible to launch the Rs one lakh Nano car as planned.
Meanwhile, West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi has begun preliminary discussions with the State Government and the Trinamool Congress.
The Governor also held a meeting with Sudip Bandopadhyay, the chairman of the State Assemblys Standing Committee on Commerce and Industry.
Taking to reporters after the meeting, Bandopadhyay said: The Governor asked me to meet with him. I told him that the alternative land must be given to the farmers, but Tata should not pullout. The company should not take any decision in a hurry. They must understand the plight of the farmers.
According to sources, the state’’s Industry Minister, Nirupam Sen, accompanied by Panchayat Minister Surya Kanta Mishra met Governor Gandhi to prepare the groundwork for Fridays talks to end the deadlock.
Gandhi held a two-hour-long meeting with State Government ministers and met a Trinamool Congress team separately at his residence.
Earlier, Gandhi sent a letter to Ratan Tata informing him about the initiative taken to resolve the Singur deadlock.
A total investment of Rs 1,500 crore has been envisaged for Tatas ambitious project to roll out the Rs.1 lakh car by October.
The project, however, has been mired into a controversy with Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee demanding the return of 400 acres out of a total 1,000 acres land leased out by the State Government. (ANI)