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Dasmunshi criticises Tata over Singur imbroglio
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September 29, 2008 14:59 IST

Information and Broadcasting Minister P R Dasmunshi on Sunday called for fresh efforts to solve the tangle around the Tata Motors [Get Quote] small car project at Singur.

He said an all-party meeting should be called to discuss the impasse where attempt should be made to find a solution on the basis of three formulae -- land for land, adequate compensation and employment.

Addressing a rally at Sahanapara village near Singur, Dasmunshi, who is the president of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress, said the Tatas should not be stubborn in their attitude, nor should they insist on pulling out their project.

"Is it child's play to suddenly abandon the project? One thousand acres have been acquired and even if the land is returned, it will not be cultivable for a long time after all that piling work that has been done over there," he said.

He also criticised the Tatas' attitude, saying if the October deadline could not be met for rolling out the Nano car, it could be done in November. Both Tatas and the government should be patient enough.

He said the Tatas should have been involved in the discussion at the Raj Bhavan brokered by Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi to find a solution and the industry minister of the state Nirupam Sen had to explain their absence.

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