Singur farmers want their land back ahead of crucial verdict on land acquisition case

The Calcutta High Court was scheduled to decide this week on the legality of the West Bengal government‘s decision to reclaim nearly 1000 acres leased to Tata Motors. Mamata Banerjee‘s sweeping victory in the Bengal elections last year was fuelled partly by her strong stand against the Nano factory. In June 2011, her party pushed through the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act 2011. Tata has challenged this legislation saying they were given the land under the Land Acquisition Act which is still valid.


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