Mamata back to defiance;to start agitation from Singur on Nov2

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Kolkata, Oct 25 (UNI) Renewing the agitational spree after keeping a low profile in the ''Lalbazar siege,'' Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today said her party would begin a statewide movement against the Left Front government after Diwali, kickstarting it from Singur on November two.

Interacting with newspersons here, the firebrand leader said after Singur, the Trinamool would stage protest demonstrations in Nandigram on November ten and thereafter spread their agitations across the districts till November 20.

Ms Banerjee observed that her party had decided to reverse its ''pro-peace posture'' as the CPI(M) was escalating terror before the Lok Sabha poll.

'' We want peace but have no alternative to take recourse to agitational process as the CPI(M) is engineering violence in the districts namely Bardhaman, Birbhum, Midnapur, North and South 24 Parganas and Coochbehar, '' she said.

Referring to Nandigram, Ms Banerjee alleged that a number of Trinamool workers from the place were still missing and police were not taking any step to trace them.

Reiterating her claim of returning land to ''unwilling'' farmers of Singur, she averred that no industry should be allowed in Singur by the state government after Tata Motors' exit and pressed for the demand of global tender in this regard.

The Trinamool chief also accused the CPI(M) of obstructing the formation of District Planning Committees in South 24 Parganas and West Midnapur-the two districts where her party ousted the CPI(M) in the Panchayat poll.

Ms Banerjee's decision of reverting to agitations came after five days as the Trinamool-sponsored ''Lalbazar siege'' ended peacefully on October 20.

Opposition leader Partha Chatterjee, who along with senior party leaders and workers gathered near the police headquarter, had decided not to proceed further towards Lalbazar and resort to any law violation programme.

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