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Tata Getting Old and Suffering From Delusion: WB FM
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West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra today countered Ratan Tata's remarks on lack of industrialisation in the state saying he may be suffering from delusion and that was why he made such comments.

"Tata is getting old and suffering from delusion. I do not know why he cannot understand about what is happening," Mitra told reporters on the sidelines of a CII seminar here.

Chairman emeritus of Tata Sons Ratan Tata remarked yesterday "there are no signs of industrial development in West Bengal" at an interactive session organised by Ladies Study Group of Indian Chamber of Commerce.

Mitra said that Tata group firm TCS was creating additional 20,000 jobs here, while Anil Ambani group, Emami were both setting up cement plants in the state.

"Recently, another Tata group firm Tata Metaliks had written to the state seeking expansion of their existing unit," he said.

"Is he not update with the information and why is his own office not briefing him correctly," Mitra said.

"He has the hobby of flying planes and let him fly," he said.

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Aug 08, 2014
10:14 PM

''Tata knows which side his bread is buttered. And buttered by whom. Modi of course! ''


You have not heard the arrogant and uncivilized language Mamta's Ministers used .
But I confirm your hate for Modi has totally degenerated your sense of logic . You are just ranting day in out like loonies .

Friend better take care of yourself before you become a totally gone case .
Bhai sahib smabhaliye apne Aap ko .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
Aug 08, 2014
10:02 PM

''Tata knows which side his bread is buttered. And buttered by whom. Modi of course! ''


Who doesn't? Will Anwaar go to Gaza and fight the Israelis if he is asked to? No he will not even though he frothed in his mouth every time he spoke of Palestine. Will he go and settle in his village in India where he comes from and leave the comforts of the America he loves to hate. No, he would not. He knows there is nothing like American butter. It not only butters your bread, but your heart and mind as well. 

george, london
Aug 08, 2014
04:20 PM
@MISOGYNIST re # 11/D-65: Excellent exposure. I guess, why RTI is dreaded by people with vested interests goes without saying. Wherever there is smoke, there is fire.
Pinaki S Ray, Adelaide
Aug 08, 2014
12:32 PM


Tata Motors’ Nano plant at Sanand in Gujarat is lying idle. Tata Motors has utilised just a fraction of the Rs 2000 crore facility and in whole of the last year, there have only been two months when Tata Motors utilised more than 25 percent of its installed capacity at Sanand. In fact for the first time this April, the company’s total production of the Nano fell below 1,000 units utilising just 4.5 percent of the installed capacity of 20,833 units per month or 2.5 lakh units per annum (CNBC-TV18 report). This is the state of the much touted Nano, despite months of advertising, heavy discounting and offering a first of its kind Credit Card facility to boost Nano sales.

So how did it all begin? Tata built a huge infrastructure for Nano in Singur, West Bengal, which faced tremendous resistance from the locals backed by Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool. The farmers alleged that their fertile land was forcefully grabbed by the ruling left front. In November 2008, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi offered Tata Motors an eye-popping deal,  a deal that convinced the auto giant to choose Gujarat over other states as the alternative for the Tata Nano’s plant. The incentive was Rs 9,570 crore soft loan over 20 years — close to 25 per cent of Gujarat’s annual budget. Tata Motors will repay the loan in 20 years, at 0.1 per cent interest rate and will repay the land price in eight equal annual installments. That’s not all. The state government also provided four-lane road connectivity and exempted Tatas from electricity duty, registration and transfer charges of land. The state also put up a waste disposal plant, supplied natural gas through a pipeline and provided 100 acres of land near Ahmedabad for a township. As if so much was not enough, Modi used some more public money to give Mr Tata free publicity for his Nano car when Modi put up hoardings with his and Mr Tata’s picture with Nano all over Gujarat.
This is the deal that the Gujarat government did not want to make public. Despite several RTI applications, the Government refused to divulge information on the pretext that it was classified information as it contained ‘trade secrets’ of Tata Motors. Unfortunately for them, details of this deal got leaked out in the form of a Cabinet note by Industries Department Deputy Secretary Shobhna Desai and now an embarrassed CMO of the Industries Department has initiated an internal inquiry to find out how the details of the deal went public. They also don’t want to tell the public that all the promises of employment to locals might as well be forgotten now that Nano is in a free fall.

However the real deal is still in the dark. Besides appreciating Modi’s investment friendly policies and telling the nation that he is PM material, one might wonder what else Mr Ratan Tata had to dish out to get this dream deal which might have costed the state in excess of Rs.30,000 crores for a mere 2000 crores!
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Misogynist, Chennai
Aug 08, 2014
08:14 AM

(1) It would be better if Mr. Ratan Tata prefers to just ignore foolish response of WB minister Mr. Amit Mitra. (2) Transformation of Mr. Amit Mitra from a corporate executive into a seasoned politician is complete, as we see arrogance and discourtesy in his response to Mr. Tata. (3) Mr. Amit Mitra has every right to defend his State government. But instead of making a personal attack and giving unsolicited advice to Mr. Ratan Tata, Mr. Mitra is advised to use statistics in support of his claim that his State is doing well on the industry front. Mr. Mitra would appear to be far more convincing if he gives reliable numbers of industrial growth rate of his State, amount of new investments, number of jobs created in manufacturing sector etc.

Narendra M Apte, PUNE
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