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No work at Tata plant in Singur; dharna enters 9th day
September 01, 2008 10:35 IST
Work continued to be stalled at the Tata Motors [Get Quote] small car plant in Singur on the ninth day of the Trinamool Congress' indefinite dharna as the management said conditions were not conducive for resuming work.
"Conditions are still not conducive here for resuming our work. We continue to assess the situation closely," said a Tata Motors spokesperson in Kolkata.
Meanwhile, the agitators continued to block the main entry points of the factory and the Durgapur Expressway was still blocked, leaving thousands of heavy vehicles stranded.
After a Trinamool Congress delegation met Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi at Raj Bhavan on Sunday, party chief Mamata Banerjee said she was agreeable to talks but the dharna would continue.
"Negotiation and agitation can go together," she said adding the dharna outside the Nano factory would continue till the demand for return of 400 acres to farmers was conceded by the state government.
Banerjee is scheduled to address a rally of small retailers later in the day. Banerjee earlier said she was opposed to allow the Tatas to enter retail trade "since it would spell disaster for small retailers".
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