With change of guard at the helm of Tata Group, West Bengal’s opposition party CPI-M has asked Mamata Banerjee of Trinamool Congress to try and resolve the Singur land deadlock. The land row at Tata Nano’s plant in Singur had caused much distress between the state government of Bengal and Tata Group.
Banerjee and Ratan Tata did not see eye to eye on the subject, however now with Cyrus Mistry taking charge, Leader of Opposition, Surjya Kanta Mishra said at a rally in Hooghly district that the matter could be taken up again in a bid to find a solution to the impasse.
Tata Motors had acquired land at Singur for setting up a plant for production of Tata Nano. An agitation ensued which resulted in the company finally conceding defeat and relocating to Sanand in Gujarat. Partha Chatterjee, State Industries Minister has sent congratulatory messages to Cyrus Mistry on his new appointment as he took office on December 27th, 2012. He has also hinted at an amicable settlement of the Singur issue and the settlement of the issue is being called for at the earliest.