Mamata says 'no' to Wipro on SEZ

6 Jul 2017

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today categorically said that it is difficult for the state government to give SEZ status to Wipro for its second development centre in the state. "Premji's (Azim Premji of Wipro) son wanted SEZ status for the second project here. But due to policy of the government, we will not be able to accord that," Banerjee said at a Nasscom gathering here. She said that SEZs were approaching the sunset clause, so some other means could be thought of. In last year's Union budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced that tax benefits to SEZs would continue till 2020.