"I will not ride in the Nano which has been manufactured with the people's blood," said Trinamool Congress [ Images ] chief Mamata Banerjee [ Images ] whose party has been blamed for the shifting of Tata's small car factory from West Bengal [ Images ].
"It is my choice in which car I travel," she said when asked whether she would ever ride Nano.
Banerjee, whose anti-land acquisition agitation led to the shifting of the Tata factory from West Bengal to Gujarat, claimed that the base model of the 'Rs 1-lakh (Rs 100,000) car' will cost not less than Rs 1.54 lakh (Rs 154,000) in Kolkata [ Images ].
The Trinamool Congress leader had been vehemently opposing the granting of 1,000 acres of land at Singur for the Tata Nano [ Images ] factory. -- PTI
Image: Mamata Banerjee, chief of the regional Trinamool Congress party. | Photograph: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters