Mamata vows to continue her agitation against LF Govt

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Kolkata, Sep 22 (UNI) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today pledged to continue her agitation against the Left Front Government on the Singur issue, demanding that the agreement reached for rehabilitation of the land losers be operationalised.

Addressing a press conference at the end of a meeting of Krishi Jami Raksha Committee (KJRC), the platform of 22 opposition outfits, she also announced to meet President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking Central intervention.

''We want that the agreement reached with the state government at the Raj Bhavan on September 7 be operationalised, not marginalised.

The government must do it, otherwise it would lose the moral authority to remain in power anymore,'' she said.

A day after she served an ultimatum to the state government for conceding her demand, the Trinamool Chief also announced a couple of agitational programme--observing 'Singur day' throughout the state on September 25 and organising a procession and a rally in the city the next day--to keep the pressure.

''We shall continue to take out processions, hold rallies and carry out campaign. This is not an ego fight...this is the fight for the dignity of the Singur people...we want them to get justice,'' she said.

The Trinamool leader also reiterated that the Centre should take recourse to Article 355 showcausing the state government for 'breach in agreement'.

''The people will not believe a government that cheats. Nothing can be done by force,'' she said.

The Trinamool chief questioned how could the state government announce the package on its own bypassing the agreement with the Opposition signed in presence of Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi that talked about returning land to the farmers, ''to the maximum'' from within the project area.


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