Mamata's mobile message promises to return land in Singur

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Kolkata, Sept 26: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee assured the farmers of Singur on Tuesday, Sept 26 which is observed as Singur Day every year, that her government was committed to return land to all those farmers who did not accept the compensation money in lieu of their land for industrialisation purpose by the previous Left Front government.

Banerjee wrote on her Facebook wall: "Our new Government has kept the commitment and introduced the new Land Policy which prohibits forcible acquisition of land. We are also committed to return the land to the unwilling farmers/labourers, and that is why, the Government has been able to resume the land, so that it is returned to them. Since the matter is now sub-judice, we are waiting for a decision to fulfill our commitment to the people of Singur."

The state government moved the Supreme Court after the Calcutta High Court scrapped the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011, which was among the first executive decisions taken by the Mamata Banerjee government. The CM said on her social networking site wall that her government has arranged to pay Rs 2,000 and 16 kgs of rice at Rs 2 per kg to the land losers and agricultural labourers.

Senior Trinamool Congress leader and former central minister Mukul Roy, during a rally in Singur, echoed the CM's words and said his party and government were committed to return land to the farmers. He said the farmers' struggle gave them the platform to win power and they would never abandon their cause.

The CM, although was not present in person at the rally, called up in the mobile phone of senior Trinamool leader Mukul Roy and conveyed a message to the unwilling farmers that the latter will get back their land, even though it was being delayed due to legal issues.

The rally was attended by large families of farmers and party supporters.

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