WB Govt should tender apology for 'forcibly acquiring land:CPI(ML-L)

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Kolkata, Aug 4 (UNI) The CPI(ML-L) today demanded that the West Bengal Government apologise for ''forcibly'' acquiring land in Singur.

Talking to newspersons here, CPI(ML)-Liberation state secretary Kartick Pal said the mandate in the recently concluded Panchayat and Municipal elections bore an ample testimony to the fact that people were vehemently against the ''forceful'' land acquisition of farm land for industrialisation.

The CPI(M) must take a lesson from the verdict, he asserted.

''The state government should apologise for the Singur and Nandigram issues and Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee should disclose who chose the project site in Singur - Tata or the state government,'' Mr Pal stated.

He demanded that the government should return the 400-acre land to the unwilling farmers of Singur, immediately implement the High Court judgment regarding the compensation to the March 14 victims and carry on the CBI inquiry into the Nandigram incident.

He said the Liberation's state conference would be held from August 25 to 27 at Chinsura in Hooghly district where the issue of an alternative left democratic front would figure.

The party had already taken several agitational programmes throughout the country in protest against the Indo-US Nuke deal and price hike.

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