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Brand Bengal takes a beating as Tatas exit Singur

September 24, 2008

The West Bengal government on Wednesday expressed fear that Tata Motors might pull out of Singur following the continued impasse over the return of 400 acres of land to farmers.

"Can't you see for yourself that time is running out? The Tatas are suffering losses," Industry Minister Nirupam Sen told newspersons when asked about his comments to a private television channel on Tuesday that the prospect of the project was becoming bleaker by the day.

The industry minister's comments came a couple of days after two securitymen of a private agency appointed by Tata Motors were beaten up by miscreants at the project site.

Sen, however, replied in the negative when asked whether the Tatas have communicated to the government their intention to withdraw from the project.

Image: Ratan Tata listens to an unseen speaker during The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers Annual General Meeting in New Delhi | Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

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