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Tata pullout: CPM calls bandh in Singur on Saturday

October 03, 2008 23:45 IST

The CPI-M has called a dawn-to-dusk bandh on Saturday against the Tata Motor's decision to pull out the Nano project from West Bengal.

Party's Singur zonal committee secretary Amar Chanda said that party supporters will also lay a siege on the Durgapur Expressway running beside the plant.

He said the Tata's announcement has shocked residents and questioned why 10,000 land-givers should now suffer.

He said that the irresponsible action of the Trinamool Congress and its allies, who worked on behalf of just 2,000 land-losers, destroyed the future of Singur as well as that of the entire state.

Those who gave the land willingly would be rendered destitute.

"We would ask the government why they have to suffer for no fault of them."

CPI-M MP Rupchand Pal said party activists will start a counter-movement against the Trinamool Congress.

Trinamool MLA Rabindranath Bhattacharjee, however, contended that they had started a honest movement to strike a balance between industry and agriculture, but "we have been wrongly accused of driving out the Tatas."  


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