September 13, 2008 17:55 IST
Tata Motors [Get Quote] has convened an annual meeting of its vendors in Mumbai on October 16, but the company said it is not related to the Singur issue.
"Yes, the company (Tata Motors) has informed us about the meeting and we will attend it," one of the leading vendors of Tata Motors told PTI.
The meeting is a regular annual event and Singur may be a prominent point of discussion, he added.
Tata Motors spokesperson confirmed the development and said: "We will have the annual vendors convention on October 16 and it is a routine yearly meet."
Asked if the meeting is meant to discuss the impasse regarding Nano project in West Bengal, he categorically denied saying: "This is not at all related with Singur issue and we are meeting as part of our regular meet with all stakeholders of Tata Motors, like dealers' meet".
Land for vendors of the Nano car has become the major point of contention in West Bengal, where the main opposition Trinamool Congress has been demanding that they be set up away from the mother plant.
In the meantime, Tatas themselves are considering alternate options like manufacturing Nano from other facilities of the company, but it is not clear if the original vendors would move with them.
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