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CM Mamata Banerjee pushes for a Ford Motor mfg unit in WB

PTI
Published : Feb 13, 2018, 12:46 am IST
Updated : Feb 13, 2018, 12:47 am IST

The chief minister made a pitch for the unit while she came to the Mayapur ISKCON temple in Nadia district.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee greets Alfred Ford, great-grandson of the founder of Ford Motor, Henry Ford, at Iskcon temple at Mayapur on Monday. (Photo: PTI)
 West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee greets Alfred Ford, great-grandson of the founder of Ford Motor, Henry Ford, at Iskcon temple at Mayapur on Monday. (Photo: PTI)

Mayapur (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday “requested” Alfred Ford, the great grand son of Henry Ford, to consider setting up a manufacturing unit of Ford Motor Company in the state.

She said Ford has stated that he will “look into” the request.

The chief minister made a pitch for the unit while she came to the Mayapur ISKCON temple in Nadia district, where she was greeted by Alfred Ford, legendary businessman and Ford Motor founder Henry Ford’s great grandson.

“I have requested Mr Ford (Alfred Ford) to plan a new manufacturing unit here in West Bengal. They have one in Chennai. He said he will look into it,” she  said.

Asked whether he would consider her request, Alfred Ford, whose initiated name is Ambarish Dasa, said, “I have told her that I really do not have very much to do with that anymore, but I will put in a word for her.”

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