Kolkata: Showing no bitterness over what happened in Singur, Tata Group Chairperson Ratan Tata on Friday said that some day Tata Motors will have a plant somewhere in the state.

"Several persons have asked about Singur. I think it doesn't bring any sense of anger to me, just a sense of sadness that we couldn't do something here," Tata told shareholders at the annual general meeting of Tata Global Beverages in Kolkata."

It (Singur case) is sub-judice today and whatever the outcome is, I think we will respect the law and wishes of the Bengal government," he said.

Tata, who chaired the AGM for the last time as he will retire in December when he turns 75, said, "May be one day you will have a Tata Motors factory somewhere in Bengal and hopefully be welcomed."

The automobile giant had plans to roll out the small car Nano from Singur in Hooghly district, but had to shift to Sanand in Gujarat following an intense political protest spearheaded by ruling party in state (the then main opposition) Trinamool Congress who demanded return of 400 acres of land allegedly taken forcibly from farmers by the then Left Front government.

Tata turned very emotional when he was replying to the shareholders and thanked them for their sentiments and warmth."I am an emotional person and will not forget this occasion," he concluded.

(Agencies)

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