Wipro, Infosys proposals not rejected by WB govt: CPM
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 (18:06:07) Tags: Business, Wipro, Infosys, West Bengal
Kolkata: Refuting the reports of rejecting proposals of Wipro and Infosys for establishing units in the outskirts of Kolkata, West Bengal Government asserted that it had only called off the idea of setting up an IT park.
While talking to the media after the Left Front meeting, LF chairman Biman Bose stated that proposal of setting up the IT park near the controversial Vedic Village resort has been scrapped but not the proposal of the two IT majors.
Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee also reiterated the message in the meeting that the proposals of Wipro and Infosys had not been rejected.
Two MoUs were signed between West Bengal Government and the two IT giants in 2008, which stated that government will provide land of 90 acre each. It would have been the first project for Infosys in the state and second for Wipro. Moreover, talks were held with a company to set up an IT park near Vedic Village.