Trinamool protests in Tripura against Tata’s West Bengal plant

August 23rd, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Agartala, Aug 23 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Saturday staged a protest demonstration in Tripura against Tata Motors’ small car project at Singur in West Bengal.”We are with those hapless farmers whose land had been taken forcibly to set up Tata’s nano car project,” said Arun Chandra Bhowmik, chairman of the Trinamool Congress Tripura unit.

Tata Motors started construction of the plant in Singur, 40 km from Kolkata, two years ago. Since then, it has faced resistance from the Trinamool Congress, which has accused the government and the company of forcibly taking away farmers’ land for the project.

“We will organise protest rallies, demonstration, burning of effigies, besides civil disobedience across Tripura to protest the West Bengal government’s decision to take agricultural land forcibly from the unwilling farmers,” Bhowmik said.

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