July 11, 2013
Supreme Court`s observation on the Singur Land Acquisition case is significant: Mamata Banerjee
Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee described the Supreme Court`s observation on the Singur Land Acquisition case as a significant and vital one.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the land initially acquired by the previous West Bengal government for Tata Motor's car plant in Singur should now go back to the farmers as the plant is currently operational in Gujarat, and ruled out the company's arguments over its existing lease-hold rights over the land.
Ms. Banerjee said that this is what she had expected from the Supreme Court. “It is a welcome and important observation and we are quite happy. The agitation for returning land to unwilling farmers at Singur started in 2006. I took part in a hunger strike for 26 days. I love both agriculture and industries, both are important. This observation will provide encouragement to the farmers all over the world to protest against exploitation. It is a moral victory for us,'' Mamata Banerjee said.