WB govt to withdraw Singur, Nandigram cases

Last Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 19:19

Kolkata: After deciding to release 52
political prisoners, the West Bengal government will now
withdraw cases filed by the Left Front regime against those
who took part in Singur and Nandigram movements besides at
Netai, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday.
"We have been sending details of these cases to the
Bandimukti Committee formed by the state government," she told
a mamoth rally at the Brigade Parade ground here.

Addressing the Martyr`s Day rally held annually by
Trinamool Congress in memory of 13 Youth Congress workers
killed in police firing here in 1993, she listed achievements
of her government after coming to power two months ago.

"Signing of the historic Darjeeling hills treaty,
bringing peace in junglemahal, taking back land acquired by
the government in Singur and the decision on release of
political prisoners were done in a record two months," she

"This is a big achievement which no other government
could do in such a short time," she claimed.
"My government created one lakh jobs in the last two
months and there will be scope for employment of 10 lakh in
two years. Just have patience.

"I will take Bengal to its to the destined goal when
there will be no financial crisis and and everyone will again
say what Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow," she

Responding to repeated applause, she said, "I can
sacrifice my life, but I can`t sacrifice my commitments."

With the rally held amid heavy rains since morning,
Banerjee thanked party supporters.

"It was raining before the rally, but now there is no
rain. I appreciate the hardship you have taken to be present


First Published: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 19:19

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