March 14, 2019
Mamata Banerjee remembers Nandigram martyrs
Trinamool Chairperson Mamata Banerjee today paid tribute to the martyrs of Nandigram. On this day in 2007, goons hired by the Left Front, disguised as police, gunned down innocent women and children who were part of a large group of people protesting the construction of a chemical hub by forcefully acquiring their land.
After coming to power, Mamata Banerjee has been observing this day as Krishak Dibas.
Mamata Banerjee’s tweet:
On this day, in 2007, innocent villagers were killed in firing at Nandigram. Many bodies could not be found. It was a dark chapter in the history of the State. Heartfelt tribute to all those who lost their lives.
In memory of those who lost their lives in Nandigram, we observe March 14 as Krishak Dibas every year and give away the Krishak Ratna awards. Farmers are our pride and our government is working for their all-round development.