Bengal minister meets Infosys top brass on stalled project

September 7th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS  

Mamata Banerjee Bengalore, Sep 6 (IANS) West Bengal Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee, who held talks with the top brass of IT bellwether Infosys Thursday on its stalled project in the state, said the meet was successful and the two parties would jointly try to find a solution to the problem.

“Both the government and the chief minister (Mamata Banerjee) are very sincere (about Infosys’ proposed project). People should not think that we are not active. That is why when they (Infosys) sent us a letter, we came here to hold talks with them,” Chatterjee told reporters here.

The minister held talks with Infosys executive co-chairman S. Gopalakrishnan and senior vice president Vinod Hampapur at the IT major’s headquarters to discuss its proposed campus at Rajarhat, on the eastern fringes of Kolkata.

Although the IT bellwether had paid in full for the 50 acres of land at Rajarhat, the project became stalled as the state government declined to attach a special economic zone (SEZ) status to the project.

“The meeting was successful as for the first time they (the officials) said that they are ready to work together with the government. The two parties would try to find out solutions to the problems which have cropped up,” Chatterjee said.

He, however, refused to divulge any details, saying: “I will not say more on that before my talks with the chief minister.”

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