No compromise on land, but talks not negative : Partha

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Kolkata, Sep 6 (UNI) Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee today ruled out any compromise on Singur land, but said talks were not negative in the second round of discussion between the West Bengal government and the Opposition at Raj Bhawan.

''We will not go for any compromise on land, but talks are not negative. Talks will again take place either tomorrow or Monday,'' Mr Chatterjee asserted.

''I will first report to Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee about today's discussion and then a final decision will be taken, '' the Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly stated.

However, representatives from the state government side were not available for any comment.

The first phase of second round talks, which started at 1100 hrs, continued till 1400 hrs. Talks then restarted at 1600 hrs and ended at around 1800 hrs.

Yesterday the meeting lasted for three hours.

State Industry Minister Nirupam Sen was heading a seven-member government team, including Panchayat Minister Surjyakanta Mishra and Chief Secretary Amit Kiran Deb.

The Opposition side was headed by Leader of Opposition Partha Chatterjee, a close aide of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and six other representatives of the Krishi Jami Raksha Committee (KJRC), a platform of 22 outfits.

Eds: Pls pick up suitably from earlier series.


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