Continuing with its attack on Ratan Tata, the West Bengal government Friday said the industrialist could have utilised his trip to Kolkata to return the land to unwilling farmers at Singur instead of making comments on industrialisation in the state.
“Tata had come to the city after two years as he said. Instead of making adverse comments on the state of industrialisation in West Bengal, he could have brought back smiles on the faces of (unwilling) farmers at Singur by returning their land which he didn’t,” Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said.
Chatterjee, who earlier held the Industries portfolio, and was the leader of the Trinamool Congress’s team of negotiators with the Left front government during the Singur movement, said, “Had Tata driven through the electronics complex at Salt Lake, Tata could have seen the existence of several Information Technology companies operating in the region”.
He was speaking on the sidelines of a function at Jadavpur.