After 13 years of pulling out of its small car project from West Bengal due to anti-landlord agitation in Singur, the Tata group could again come forward for state investment. State Industries and IT Minister Partha Chatterjee said talks are underway with Tatas for large industries. Describing job creation as the first priority of the TMC government, he said companies would be given incentives based on their ability to provide employment.
We have never had a grudge with the Tata
He said the Mamata Banerjee government wants any big industrial company to set up two big manufacturing plants soon. Chatterjee said, “We have no grudge against Tata, nor have we fought against them. They are one of the most respected and largest business houses in the country.
The Trinamool Congress general secretary Chatterjee told PTI in an interview, “This problem is due to the Left Front government and its forced land acquisition policy. The Tata group is always welcome to come and invest in Bengal.
“We already have a Tata hub here, except Tata Metallics, TCS, but there is no problem if they are willing to make big investments in manufacturing or other sectors. Our IT secretary has recently expressed interest in setting up Tata Center. When asked, Chatterjee said he was already in touch with group officials to attract investments.