Guj Cong for Assembly panel probe into Nano project

Rajkot: Opposition Congress in Gujarat on Sunday demanded setting up of a joint legislative committee to go into the deal between Tata Motors and the Gujarat government for setting up Nano car project at Sanand.

Newly appointed Gujarat PCC chief Arjun Modhvadiya, who is here to attend a meeting of party workers, said Congress will launch a series of agitation in the coming days to highlight, what he alleged, were "shortcomings" of the Narendra Modi government.

He claimed Tata's investment in Gujarat was Rs 2,200 crore, while the state government has approved assistance to it worth Rs 9,000 crore, allegedly giving the company "huge benefits".

When contacted, a Tata spokesman declined to make any comment.