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Tata Motors prays for ‘status quo’ on Singur land

Tata Motors prays for ‘status quo’ on Singur land
PTI
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First Published: Fri, Jun 24 2011. 07 46 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Jun 24 2011. 07 47 PM IST
Kolkata: Tata Motors Ltd on Friday pleaded before the Calcutta high court for a workable solution for a status quo in any further work on the Singur land, which the state has vested, till the case is heard out.
Appearing for Tata Motors, counsel Samaraditya Pal submitted before justice Soumitra Pal that since it has lost possession of land at Singur, for such time that the court hears the petition, status quo be maintained.
He submitted that the reason for the prayer was media reports that some guidelines were being formed for distribution of the land vested by the government vide the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act 2011.
Pal prayed that a workable solution be reached to ensure the status quo at Singur where 997 acres of land was acquired for the Tata Motor’s Nano plant and ancillary units. The automaker shifted the plant to Gujarat in October 2008.
Asked by justice Pal if West Bengal advocate general Anindya Mitra would like to discuss the issue with the Tata Motors’ counsel, Mitra in response said he would look into the proposal over the weekend as such issues could not be talked about in a few minutes.
While Tata Motors had a lease over 645 acres of land, the rest was for ancillary industries and other purposes.
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First Published: Fri, Jun 24 2011. 07 46 PM IST