Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata
Banerjee on Saturday said the proposed Land Acquisition Bill will
ensure that land was not forcibly acquired for industry.
"We have shown the way through Singur and Nandigram
movements against the forcible acquisition of land for
industries," Banerjee told a rally by the party's student's
"There is similar demand from Singur to Nandigram,
from Aligarh to Lalgarh against the forcible acquisition of
land. We have been constantly saying that no land should be
acquired forcibly. And, no forcible acquisition land will get
priority in the proposed land law," Banerjee said.
Her remarks came a few days after Congress leader Rahul
Gandhi had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who assured him
that the Bill would be brought in the next session of
Banerjee, the Railway Minister, said she had made it a
policy that no land would be acquired for railway projects.
Banerjee who has coined the slogan 'Ma, Mati Manush'
(Mother, Land and People) announced the formation of the 'Ma,
Mati, Manush Brigade' which would help people in times of
"Members of the brigade will help in providing education
to the needy, medical treatment and services in times of
emergency," she said.
First Published: Sunday, August 29, 2010, 00:16