The West Bengal government on Wednesday said that it has not rejected proposals of IT majors Wipro and Infosys for setting up units near the state capital.

The government had only scrapped the IT park which was to come up near the controversial Vedic Village resort, Left Front chairman Biman Bose told reporters after a Left Front meeting here.

Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee told the meeting that the proposals of Wipro and Infosys had not been rejected, Mr. Bose said.

In April 2008, the state government had inked two MoUs - one each with Infosys and Wipro - for setting up IT facilities, for which they had sought 90 acre each. While for Infosys it would have been the first project, Wipro was planning a second one. A company had been floated for setting up an IT park near Vedic Village which now stood scrapped.

On results of Siliguri civic polls where the TC-Congress combine defeated LF to form the civic board, Mr. Bose said the Darjeeling District Left Front has been asked to submit a report.

He said the TC-Congress combine had won by a difference of only 1.01 per cent.

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