Burdwan: CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharya on Friday described the present government's land policy in West Bengal as "flawed" and alleged that industrialists were in a quandary as to where land for setting up industries would come from.

"The hands-off policy of the Trinamool Congress government in getting land for industries is disastrous," the former state chief minister said while addressing a CPI(M) rally.

"Industrialists are in a quandary as to where the land for setting up industries will come from," he said adding that even power plant projects were floundering due to the new government's land policy.

"The proposed thermal power plant at Katwa is unlikely to come up due to land problems," Bhattacharya said.

Admitting that his government had committed 'some mistakes' in acquiring land, the former chief minister said "but we had corrected ourselves immediately."

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee had led a successful anti-land acquisition movement in the state starting from Singur and Nandigram and had trounced the Left by a thumping majority in the Assembly elections earlier this year.

Bhattacharya, who had taken over from predecessor Jyoti Basu in 2001, stuck to his stand that his government's aggressive industrialisation policy was right, saying "what we had started in 2001 was for the good of the people."

(Agencies)