"We do not have any quarrel with Ratan Tata or anyone else," Saugato Roy who looks after industry and Information technology as an adviser to the state government said. (Photo: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee/PTI file)
With outgoing Tata Group chairman
Ratan Tata saying Singur was a 'great disappointment' and
hinting the Group might still go to West Bengal, a key adviser
of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said 'no quarrel with
"We do not have any quarrel with Ratan Tata or anyone
else," Saugato Roy who looks after industry and Information
technology as an adviser to the state government told PTI
"The land for the Tata Motors project was acquired
forcibly. We are opposed to the form of acquisition of land,"
"There are many farmers who have not taken the
compensation cheque. The first priority of our government is
to return the land to the unwilling farmers, Roy, a senior TMC
Lok Sabha member and a former union minister, said.
"So it is up to Ratan Tata whether he will return the land
to the unwilling farmers through out of court. And, if he
does, he can set up industry in the remaining 600 acre," Roy
In an interview to PTI Tata had said, "Need not be Tata
Motors. We have until the court decides this, the plant is
still there. Whether it is Tata Motors or something else."
The Calcutta High Court on June 22, 2012 had said the
Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011, was
unconstitutional and invalid.
The state government had moved an appeal before the
Supreme Court which stayed the high court order till further