Kolkata: West Bengal ministers continue to attack Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata for his remarks that he hadn't noticed any industrial development in the state. After Finance Minister Amit Mitra said that Tata had lost his mind, Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim has hit out at him saying West Bengal did not need Tata's advice.
Hakim said, "Ratan Tata must have become delusional. We don't need his certificate for industrialisation in the state, Industry and development. It will take place in Bengal with or without his advice. He must stop popping up in the state every once in a while and deliver sermons like a demi-god."
Mitra had gone to the extent of calling him 'ill-informed and confused'. He had said that someone of Tata's stature should be more careful with his comments. "Ratan Tata must have lost his mind. His own companies are adding 20,000 jobs in Bengal, I'm surprised his own companies don't brief him," Mitra had said.
Tata had called Mitra's anger needless. He had said. "Never spoke of industrial development in state-only view from car in Rajar-hat ftom airport to Sonar. Mitra's anger is needless."
Tata had on Wednesday said that shifting the Nano car plant from Singur in West Bengal to Gujarat was a prudent move in hindsight but gave the group a high negative cost.