Singur bill:Calcutta HC to hear Tata's plea for the 2nd time

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Kolkata, Jun 23: The Calcutta high court will hear Tata's plea against the much-talked about Singur Land Act on Thursday, Jun 23 as Ratan Tata moved the high court against the controversial land bill recently, which allowed the state to cancel the lease agreement.

The Singur bill aims at rescinding the lease of land by the state government to Tata Motors and enable the government to take back 997 acres leased to Tata Motors. This bill named as 'Singur Land Rehabilitation Bill' would empower the government to take over the land covered by the lease granted to Tata Motors.

The bill claims that the Tatas must vacate the possession of the land. Tata Motors had challenged the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act 2011 and rejected the charge of land abandonment as the bill stated.

"We are saying that the Act is ultra vires and possession has been taken over wrongfully and they should restore the possession," said Samaraditya Pal Counsel for Tata Motors.

Tata Motors also blamed the then Left-ruled state government for its failure to provide security to its employees.

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that Singur land is their own possession and she would stick to her promise by returning back the land to the farmers. She continued adding, "It is their democratic right to go to court."

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