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Trinamool MLAs who forced Tata Motors’ Singur exit to visit Sanand Nano factory

He was part of the Trinamool Congress brigade that took part in the agitation against Tata Motors’ small car factory at Singur that ultimately led to the Tatas shifting their plant to Sanand in Gujarat.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: February 2, 2012 4:18:50 am

He was part of the Trinamool Congress brigade that took part in the agitation against Tata Motors’ small car factory at Singur that ultimately led to the Tatas shifting their plant to Sanand in Gujarat. But on Monday Rajiv Banerjee,the Trinamool Congress MLA from Domjur,will be part of a state legislature delegation that will visit Gujarat to take a look at their factories,particularly the one at Sanand where the Nano cars are being rolled out.

“We are going to see how Gujarat has developed industrially. I am very much interested in taking a look at the Nano factory too,’’ Banerjee,told The Indian Express.

In fact,Banerjee is not alone. Quite a few Trinamool Congress MLAs are members of the 10-member committee who will be visiting the different factory sites and were involved in the agitation.

While the chairman of the Standing Committee of Assembly on Commerce and Industries,Paresh Adhikary,is the former minister in the Left Front government and from Forward Bloc,the other Left Front member of the delegation is Anisur Rahman of CPM,who was the minister for animal resources development department.

The committee is leaving for Gujarat on Monday and it will return on January 6. “We don’t know how many of them will be going to Gujarat. So far I have been confirmed about the participation of 5-6 Trinamool MLAs,’’ said Adhikary.

The standing committee visits a state to see its industrial growth every second year.

Anisur Rahman,however,will not let the visit go without taking a potshot at the Trinamool members.

“I will tell them look,this could have been the other way round. They were supposed to come to Bengal to take a look at our factory. But now we are coming here to look how they are making Nano. I will tell them how we had let go an opportunity. Zindegi me dubara nahi milegi (You’ll not get another such opportunity in life),’’ said Rehman.

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