Calcutta, Jan. 13: Former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today said the Trinamul government hasn’t moved an “inch forward” from where the Left government had left on industry.
“What is the Trinamul government’s policy on industry? Nothing. They won’t take land for that. Where will industry come up except on land?’’ he said at a CPM gathering in Dum Dum this evening.
“That’s why, this government hasn’t moved an inch forward from where we left. No new industry has come to our state after our exit from Writers’,’’ he added.
Bhattacharjee lamented that work on projects that the Left government had initiated has stopped and referred to the proposed Jindal steel plant in Salboni and a steel unit that would have come up in Purulia.
“At Salboni, it was a Rs 30,000-crore steel project we had cleared. But nothing is happening there. There’s absolutely no progress,’’ he said.
The former chief minister also referred to the “stalemate’’ over investments by Infosys and Wipro and demanded that SEZ status be accorded to them.
As in other party meetings, Bhattacharjee justified his government’s move to have the Tata small-car plant in Singur.