Kolkata: Taking a dig at the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Group, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Thursday said Ratan Tata was not keeping himself updated with the reality owing to his growing age, adding that he has lost his mind.
Talking to reporters, Mitra said Tata has not been briefed properly by his office about the industrial growth witnessed by West Bengal.
"Onar matibhrom hoyche..." (He has lost his mind), Mitra said while referring to the comments made by Tata Sons' chairman emeritus that there are "not much signs of industrial development" in West Bengal.
The state's Commerce and Industry Minister added that companies affiliated with Tata Group, such as TCS and Tata Metalliks, are looking to expand their operations in the state.
Participating in an interactive programme organised by the Ladies Study Group here on Wednesday, Tata had said there was "countryside underdevelopment" in Kolkata with "not much signs of industrial development".
He had also said it was a prudent decision to relocate the Nano car manufacturing unit from Singur to Sanand in Gujarat following sustained agitation, led by the Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee.
Replying to Tata, Mitra, on the sidelines of a seminar organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, said the “list of industries looking to set up shop here in Bengal is long and I need a whole day to read it out.”
"I am surprised that he was not briefed properly by his team; nor does he know about the expansion of his own Group companies here in the state"