Trinamool-led delegation meets governor over SingurAugust 31st, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress-led delegation met West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi Sunday at Raj Bhavan here in an effort to resolve the stand-off outside the Tata Motors’ Nano plant in Singur. “We are meeting the governor to discuss the Singur issue. We will apprise him of our leader Mamata Banerjee’s stand,” Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Partha Chattopadhyay, who is from Trinamool Congress, told reporters.
Gandhi in a letter to Banerjee urged her to sit down for a discussion with the state government across the table to resolve the stand-off over the Tata Motors small car plant.
The letter said there is no issue that cannot be solved through discussions.
The Trinamool Congress-led indefinite siege in Singur, that started Aug 24, has crippled Tata Motors’ bid to roll out the world’s cheapest car Nano from West Bengal, besides choking a key highway.
A total of 997.11 acres were acquired for the Tata Motors Nano project, of which 691.66 acres were given away by farmers willingly for a financial package.
Tata Motors took up the project to build the small car factory in Singur two years back. Since then there has been resistance from sections of the farmers and political parties over the acquisition of farmland for the car project.