Tata gets relief; SC stops Singur land distribution

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New Delhi, Jun 29: The Supreme Court of India directed West Bengal government not to distribute the land in Singur to farmers which was given to Tata Motors by former Left government.

The decision was announced by a Supreme Court single bench after the Tata Motors moved to SC challenging Mamata Banerjee's controversial Singur Bill. The single bench ordered West Bengal government to hold the land distribution till High Court's decision.

Meanwhile, the lawyer for the West Bengal government who appeared in the court said that SC decision was not a setback for the government as they are expecting a positive decision from the HC.

Earlier, Tata moved to SC after its plea was rejected twice in Calcutta HC. The West Bengal Assembly passed the Singur Land Rehabilitation Bill that would empower the government to take over the land covered by the lease granted to Tata Motors in view of "non-commissioning and abandoning of the small car project and ancillary factories and to return a portion to unwilling owners and utilise the remainder in public interest."

Soon after the Bill was passed in West Bengal Assembly, Tata Motors said that it will take legal means to oppose any move to return the land it was provided with by the former West Bengal Government.

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