The IT and industry minister of West Bengal Partha Chatterjee said that West Bengal Trinamool Congress government led by Mamata Banerjee in has welcomed the Tata Group for big investment in the state.
Tata Group small car project to build its cheapest car, the Nano was forced out of West Bengal thirteen years back, following the anti-land acquisition movement in Singur.
Employment is the TMC government’s top priority, the IT Minister said incentives will be provided to companies which will depend on ability to generate employment.
IT Minister Partha Chatterjee said that the West Bengal's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee plans two large manufacturing units to be set up by any prominent industrial house in West Bengal at the earliest.
Chatterjee added more,"You can’t blame the Tatas (for the Singur fiasco). The problem was with the Left Front government and its forcible land acquisition policy. Tata group is always most welcome to come and invest in Bengal.”
The IT Minister also said that the conglomerate company Tata Group has also shown keen interest in setting up another centre in Kolkata to house its offices.
When asked about that whether the West Bengal's government will go the extra mile to reach out to the Tatas. The IT minister said that he is already in touch with business conglomerate officials to attract investment.
The multiple crop farming land, Singur had once taken over media spotlight after Tata Motors Group set its eyes on the land to build its cheapest car Nano in 2006.
The Left Front government acquired 997 acres along with the NH2 and handed it over to the business conglomerate.
Mamata Banerjee standing on opposition went on a hunger strike demanding the return of 347 acres of farmland that was “forcibly” acquired.
Despite several meetings between the Trinamool Congress and the Left Front government, the matter couldn't be solved and the Tata Group eventually moved out of Singur to Sanand in Gujarat in 2008.