Mamata urges Guv to mediate talks with state govt

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Singur, Sep 1 (UNI) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today invited West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi to mediate between her party and the state government in a bid to resolve the Singur imbroglio.

''We will be very happy if Mr Gandhi takes initiative towards arranging dialogues with the state government. We want a prompt solution,'' Ms Banerjee said, adding it has already been conveyed to the Governor by Leader of the Opposition Partha Chatterjee this afternoon.

Voicing her party's willingness to attend the talks, if at all held, Ms Banerjee reiterated that the issue of returning 400 acre of land from Tata's Singur project to the farmers should be addressed during the discourse.

'' We will send our representatives as soon as the talks would be declared, in this regard,'' she stated.

Ms Banerjee also said after returning the 400 acre of land acquired 'forcibly' from the 'unwilling' farmers, the 500-acre low-lying land opposite to the Nano project crossing the expressway could serve as an alternative site for setting up the ancillary units.

She suggested that an underpass could be constructed to establish a linkage between the collateral industry and the Tata's Singur project.

The Trinamool Congress supremo alleged that the 500 acre low lying land were in possession of the CPI(M)-backed realtors.

''We want both the industry and agriculture to co-exist'', she thundered.

Urging the state government not to send police forces to disrupt her democratic movement, she averred that the farmers would get their land back, which was acquired ''forcibly'' from them.

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