January 13, 2016
Opposition playing cheap and mean politics with Singur: Partha Chatterjee
Trinamool Congress Secretary General Dr Partha Chatterjee, while speaking at a function commemorating the 153rd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at Anandanagar in Singur came down heavily on the Opposition for playing cheap and mean politics with the Singur issue for their narrow political gains.
Dr Partha Chatterjee said that the CPI-M never wanted an industry to come up at Singur. The forcible acquiring of very fertile agriculture land by the then Left Front government was the greatest blunder, he said.
Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee fasted for 26 days demanding the return of the fertile agricultural land to the unwilling farmers and then to sort out an amicable solution in favour of the Nano project at Singur, but the then adamant chief minister failed to bring about an amicable solution resulting in the withdrawal of the Nano project by the Industrial giant, Dr Chatterjee said.
Dr Chatterjee said that the CPI-M were creating unwanted hurdles to the return of agriculture land to the unwilling farmers. Dr Chatterjee also ridiculed the proposed Congress and CPI-M pact to fight the state Assembly election jointly.
He said the proposed alliance of the congress and CPM is motivated with hunger for political power. They are underestimating the good sense of the common people. The common people will go for progress and development but not for faulty politics and dictatorship once again, he said.