Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister addressed the press after a high level meeting at Nabanna on Monday.
Mamata Banerjee said, “There has been substantial progress in the land survey work in the last 10 days. Survey and work on 620 acres land will be completed by tomorrow. We have progressed with the work in accordance with the order of the Supreme Court. 800 persons will be given cheques against their land from the site after tomorrow. Land deeds will be given to 9117 people.”
Mamata Banerjee said, “The land that will be returned is fertile agricultural land and it will be used for farming purpose. We have requested industries in Germany to come and invest in Bengal, the meetings were very successful. We have also invited our industry friends there to participate in the Bengal Global Business Summit in January next year. Several states have already used their resources, but Bengal has the resources that are required for successful businesses. Bengal is very close to business hubs in Southeast Asia and China, so we have a lot of opportunities. If businesses are set up in Bengal, they can expand operations to other asian countries also.”
Mamata Banerjee added that, “450 cr projects have been signed during our trip to Germany that ended recently. We will also attend a business conference in Bangkok on 27-28 November & they have invited me to speak from Bengal. We have to understand that Bengal is the destination now. I wish everyone on the occasion of Eid. I also request everyone to spread joy and harmony and celebrate peacefully.”
The Chief Minister added that, “India is a secular country and we will not allow anyone to spread violence in the name of religion. It is our individual right to eat whatever we want, no one has the right to dictate in that matter. Everyone has the right to practice his or her religion in Bengal without any fear or hindrance. In politics the fight is based on ideology not on the basis of religion or people. There are some political parties whose aim is to divide the people and incite violence.
Regarding Tata group, Mamata said, “There is no problem between Tata and us, they will carry on their businesses in Bengal.”