Trinamool to organise sit-in demonstration at Singur from Aug 20

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Singur, Jun 14 (UNI) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today announced that her party will organise a massive sit-in demonstration in front of the Tata Motors small car project site at Singur from August 20, demanding the state government to return the farmers' land taken over for the project.

''We will launch a massive sit-in demonstration, which will be participated by over one lakh people. The state government will have to hand over the 400 acres land wrested from the farmers in Singur,'' Ms Banerjee said.

She was here to participate in a victory procession to celebrate the Trinamool's win in the recently concluded Panchayat elections in Singur.

Several Trinamool and Bhumi Ucched Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) supporters also arrived here from Nandigram to participate in the victory procession.

Ms Banerjee alleged six Trinamool supporters were killed in the post-poll violence unleashed by CPI(M) cadres after the Panchayat elections.

''One of my party's supporters was killed by the ruling party's cadres at Coochbehar this morning,'' she stated.

She also alleged the two persons, who lost their lives in a road accident at Uttarpara under Chanditala police station today, were victims of a conspiracy hatched by CPI(M) cadres.

Two persons were killed, when a bus, on Uttarpara-Bhagabatipur route, ran over a motorcycle while trying to overtake another bus of the same route at the Chanditala police station area under Srerampore subdivision in Hooghly district.

''The ruling party has unleashed a reign of terror and violence throughout Bengal. However, we will combat the state-sponsored violence through democratic means and peaceful movements,'' Ms Banerjee stated.

However, she refused to comment on the all-party meeting called by the state government on June 17 to find a solution to the problem arising out of the unabated agitation in the Darjeeling hills by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).

''I have made my a clear stand on the issue in front of the media yesterday. I will not comment further on it,'' the Trinamool leader said.

Yesterday, Ms Banerjee had said an all-party meet without participation of the GJM would not be ''transparent'' in its bid to take any resolution to defuse the situation in Darjeeling and solve the issue of demand for statehood.

''The Trinamool Congress is not averse to attending any all-party meet to improve the situation in the hills and taking measures to resist the demand for Gorkhaland, but it should also be represented by the GJM,'' she observed.

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