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Singur: Tata Motors prays for status quo

Last updated on: June 24, 2011 18:22 IST

SingurTata Motors 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 Ltd, 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 status quo at Singur where 997

acres of land was acquired for the Tata Motor's Nano plant and ancillary units. TML shifted the plant to Gujarat in October, 2008.

Asked by Justice Pal if he would like to discuss the issue with the TML counsel, West Bengal Advocate General Anindya 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 TML had a lease over 645 acres of land, the rest was for ancillary industries and other purposes.

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