When contacted, a Tata Motors spokesperson said, “We are not aware of such a development, and we do not want to make any comment unless we have studied the Ordinance.”
People following the development, however, said that the Tatas still maintain their original stand that without a 997 acre contiguous plot, the plant is not viable. Some even said that the salt-to-software conglomerate may even seek legal option to contest the Ordinance and seek compensation from the West Bengal government. The Tatas had earlier sought a Rs 558-crore compensation from the Left Front government for vacating the entire land parcel.
Image: A private security guard walks outside the closed Tata Motors Nano car factory in Singur