Kolkata: A day after a newly-appointed Bengal minister said the farmers of Singur "will decide what to do" if the law goes against them, state Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee on Monday said the government will respect court's verdict.
"We have our full faith in the judiciary and will show our respect to it," said Chatterjee, in a damage control move, after Minister of State for Agriculture Becharam Manna's comments created ripples in political circles as the matter is before the court.
"We want that the farmers get back their land as early as possible. We will surely give our statement at the Supreme Court. In the first time we had won in the (Calcutta) high court but in the second time it did not happen. We will again move the Supreme Court. Mamata Banerjee's fight is on to uphold the interest of the people," Chatterjee told media persons at the state secretariat.
Addressing a public meeting in Singur of Hooghly district, the newly-appointed Manna Sunday said people of the town were law-abiding, but if the law went against them, "they will decide what to do"....more
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Singur: A West Bengal minister on Sunday assured restive farmers from Singur, the centre of the ruling Trinamool Congress' volatile movement against the Nano car plant in 2006-08, that the problem would be solved by January 2013. He also asked them not to allow into their villages, a section of the media "spreading lies" on the issue. Addressing a public meeting in this area of Hooghly district, newly-appointed Minister of...
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