The Tatas’ retrograde decision to shift the Nano to Gujarat must not be allowed to be used to obliterate the blemish of the state-sponsored carnage of Muslims.
A run of devastation called an 'agitation,' has had a temporary triumph. It has wounded the both the prospects of industrial investment in the state and the process of industrialisation.
However, we have not an iota of doubt in our hearts-and-minds that the negative 'agitationists' movement shall be met politically. People must come forward. The campaign-movement that would soon unfurl across the state and in the country must be conducted amidst the people, with the people.
Nirupam Sen, Politburo Member of the CPI(M) and Minister of Industry and Commerce, West Bengal responds after the wind up of the Tata small car project.
The Singur issue refuses to die down. The issue has become like a fresh air to the ones who are against the ruling communists in Bengal, and a pain in the neck for the ones who prefers to call themselves pro progress, both in the left and the right sides of the fence. Whatever be the outcome of the Tata Small Car Factory at Singur, this issue would remain a major case study for the left in India. An introspection by Saibal Bishnu.
Kinjal Ghose brings out the politics of 'apolitics' and opportunist alliances that has characterised the opposition to the Tatas' project in Singur.
Singur is under siege. The Tata small car factory is coming up at Singur, and the car is scheduled to roll out in a couple of months from this factory. Mamata Banerjee is leading an indefinite 'dharna' at Singur. The arterial road of the state, Durgapur expressway, a part of the NH 2, remains under siege since the dharna started yesterday. Several districts in West Bengal are cut off.
Such is the power of the media, that in recent months, the very names of Singur and Nandigram in West Bengal have become synonymous with forcible land acquisition by the state all over India. This is truly remarkable, because in fact no land was ever actually acquired for industrialisation in Nandigram after the violent protests against it. And it is widely acknowledged that the terms of acquisition of the 1000 acres required for the Tata automobile factory in Singur were the most favourable for the peasantry, of any such acquisition across India.
The Trinamool Congress is at it again. It has re-embarked in its familiar roll of creating chaos over the small car factory project of Tata Motors in Singur. A so-called movement to save land is crossing democratic boundaries and fomenting violence. A technician working on the project was roughed up with iron rods recently. He had to be hospitalized in a serious condition. A few days ago, another worker was attacked on his way home from the project site.
Kolkata, January 9 Even as Tata Motors is ready to unveil its much-hyped small car at the auto-expo in Delhi on Thursday, the state government has quietly started rehabilitating the residents of Singur, including those who lost their land to the company’s small car manufacturing unit there.
On January 7, the government distributed about 14 acres of land (out of a total of 53 acres earmarked for the purpose) among 100 people, a majority of whom were unrecorded bargadars who lost their livelihood as the land they tilled came under the project.
Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen told that Singur is a perfect place for industry to take shape.20th July - Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen told that Singur is a perfect place for industry to take shape. He also discarded the logic of "No industry on farm land." He told, "There is not any sound logic behind the demand that there will be no industry on farm lands. Industries were setup on firmlands itself in the UK." He also added that there is a huge opportunity of industrialisation near Kolkata. Even the East India company recognised this opportunity long back.