TMC to go national with land agitation

Buoyed by the success of Nandigram and Singur land agitations which helped the Trinamool Congress (TMC) come to power in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked party leaders to back farmers agitation across the country.  

“There is no doubt about the fact that Mamata Banerjee is the only leader in the country who fights for the cause of common people. Even before she came to power she got countrywide recognition for her movement against forcible land acquisition in Nandigram and Singur,” K D Singh, TMC Rajya Sabha MP and in charge of the north India told Deccan Herald.

“On her instructions, we’ve sided with farmers in Haryana who lost their land and didn’t receive compensation,” Singh spearheading the farmers’ protests against forcible land acquisition by the Haryana government, said. In a parallel move, Mamata has also asked her MPs both in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha to be vocal on the issue of farmers and their plight.

Singh said: “The Congress government in Haryana has forcefully acquired thousands of acres of agricultural land and the farmers have been fighting against this for the past two years. We are telling them that in 2014 if the Trinamool becomes a force to reckon with in Parliament, we will return their land to them.” 

Singh said: “We are having good response. Recently we led large protests in Hisar and Sonepat”.

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