Mamata requests Ford to set up plant in Bengal

Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she has requested Ford Motor Company’s Alfred Ford to setting up a manufacturing unit of the car manufacturer in her state.

She also said that great-grandson of Henry Ford, founder of US auto giant would look into the proposal.

“I have requested Ford (Alfred Ford) to plan for a new manufacturing unit here in West Bengal. They have one in Chennai. He said he will look into it,” Banerjee said while visiting Mayapur ISKCON temple in Nadia district.

Ford India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, has an integrated manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu.

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