Nandigram movement to continue till accused punished: Roy
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2010, 20:57
Nandigram: On the third anniversary today of the police firing at Nandigram in East Midnapore district that left 14 persons dead, the Trinamool Congress vowed to pursue its agitation till the perpetrators were punished.

"The agitation spearheaded by Bhoomi Uchched Pratirodh Committee (anti-land acquisition committee) will continue until the CPI(M) goons and perpetrators of the police firing are punished. They are roaming scot-free," Union Shipping Minister Mukul Roy said.

"Our agitation will continue until the demands of the villagers injured in police firing are compensated," Roy, a Trinamool Congress leader, told a rally at Bhangabera.

According to him, CPI-M leaders were trying to scuttle the agitation by attacking Trinamool Congress leaders, particularly those holding offices in gram panchayats in Nandigram.

Citing the bomb attack on a upa-pradhan of Bhekutia gram panchayat of Nandigram Sunday, he said, "This is a conspiracy hatched by CPI-M leaders to stall our movement."

Three years ago on this day police opened fire while trying to enter Nandigram, which they had been unable to enter since early January that year after people dug up the roads and barred entry on fears that their land would be acquired for a chemical hub.


First Published: Sunday, March 14, 2010, 20:57

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