Mamata to begin fresh protests against CPI-MOctober 25th, 2008 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress will begin a series of fresh protests in West Bengal from November to protest against the alleged inaction of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led state government in tackling major political issues like Nandigram and Singur.Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee Saturday told reporters here that her party would hold rallies after Diwali against the administrative failure in sanctioning compensation to families of missing villagers in Nandigram and giving back land taken from farmers in Singur.
“We’ve decided to hold rallies and public meetings Nov 2 in Singur in demand of the land which was forcibly acquired by the state government for the Tata Motors Nano project,” Banerjee said.
She said similar protests would be held in Nandigram in East Midnapore district, the region that flared up last year over a notice of land acquisition for a chemical hub project by Indonesia’s Salim group.
“We’ll demand compensation for the family members of those who went missing after the CPI-M sponsored terrorism in Nandigram. We’ll also protest the police atrocity all across the state,” Banerjee added.
She said that between Nov 10 and 20 the Trinamool Congress would hold demonstrations and lay siege on the offices of the district superintendents of police all over the state.