Will TATAs accept the invitation of West Bengal ?
The West Bengal Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Benarjee is now focusing on industrialization in the state to get rid of the unemployment problem. She concentrated on strengthening the party, defending the challenges from the central government especially from BJP which has been eager to capture the state in her two years stint. In recent elections Mamata Benarjee's TMC and BJP under the leadership of Prime minister Narendra Modi toiled like anything to wrest the power in the state. BJP performed a remarkable show with its tally 79. In these elections BJP and other parties accused the TMC Government for its failure in providing employment. Youth voters some far believed BJP can show livelihood for them. However this time too TMC of Mamata retains power.
Since she came to power a third time Mamata is seen changing her mind and focusing on providing employment. For this she is trying to bring big reputed Industries which can generate employment on a larger scale. In this backdrop TMC government under the leadership of Mamata is trying to pacify one of the Biggest industrial companies like TATA group which was forced to go out of West Bengal when it planned to start a Nano Car project at Singuru. It is to be remembered ,then Mamata agitated forcible land acquisition on behalf of farmers at Singuru. Since Mamata came to power for the first time many Big industries did not show any interest to invest in Bengal. But now CM Mamata Government seems to favour the companies that come with investments in the state.
Reflecting the idea of Chief Minister Mamata, the state Industrial and IT Minister Partha Chaterjee has said talks are going on with TATAs for investments in the state. Mr. Chatterjee told ' We never had any enmity with the TATAs, neither we fought against them. They are one of the most respected and biggest business houses of this country and also abroad. You can't blame the TATAS for the Singuru episode. The problem was with the Left Front Government and its forcible land acquisition policy. Mr. Chatterjee said TATA group is always most welcome to come and invest in Bengal. The latest statement by the minister indicates that Mamata is in mood of patching up the differences with the corporate sectors for the sake of employment generation.