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Trinamool leader meets Governor;3rd time in 3 days

September 02, 2008 16:26 IST

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Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday met West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi, who has stepped in to end the Singur deadlock, for the third time in the last three days.

Chatterjee, the leader of the Opposition in the assembly, accompanied by former Rajya Sabha MP Dinesh Trivedi discussed the ongoing crisis with the governor for about an hour.

After the meeting at Raj Bhavan, Chatterjee declined to say anything about the meeting.

With the Singur impasse continuing, the governor had suggested a neutral mediator to end the deadlock.

In a letter to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee last week, Gandhi had said that a person with no political or industrial affiliation be invited to act as an unbiased intermediator in the matter.

"He or she can go into the demand articulated by you and give carefully thought-out findings for the earnest consideration of all sides."

Gandhi also requested her to suggest a name or names and said he would request the West Bengal government to respond positively.

The TC chief had yesterday urged the governor to take the initiative for talks in which her party would participate as it wanted an 'immediate solution'.

She, however, underlined that the talks should be on the issue of return of 400 acre to 'unwilling' farmers at Singur.

Banerjee also said that work should resume at the Tata Motors [Get Quote] Re 1-lakh car plant, where there was no work for the fifth consecutive day.



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