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No compromise on Land Bill: Mamata Banerjee

There would be no compromise on the Centre’s land acquisition bill, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said, sticking to her earlier stand of not supporting the bill.

“Why should we support the land bill? Land bill, no compromise,” Banerjee told reporters here.  “It is linked with soil. It is linked with our struggle,” the Trinamool Congress chief said as opposition parties alleged a “political bonhomie” between her and Narendra Modi with whom she had shared stage while unveiling social security schemes in Kolkata and modernised IISCO steel plant of SAIL at Burnpur.

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Banerjee had earlier stated that her party would not support land acquisition bill.

“We have made our stand clear in Parliament. I sat on a hunger strike for 26 days against forcible land acquisition,” she had said.

“It was our movement against forcible land acquisition which had sparked the demand for abolition of the draconian Land Acquisition Act of 1894,” Banerjee, whose party staged prolonged land acquisition agitations in Nandigram and Singur, stated.


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