Parliamentary Affairs minister Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday made a statement in the Assembly congratulating the people for launching the Singur movement.
Reading out a statement on the floor of the House, Chatterjee said 26 days of fast and 15 days dharna observed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to support the movement of local people against forcible acquisition of farmland to set up factory and the torture on her and the people of Singur and the subsequent handing over of land to the farmers has set up an example not only in changing the law of land acquisition in the country, but it is also unique in the movement to save farm lands in the
He also expressed deepest condolence to martyrs, Tapashi Malik, Rajkumar Bhul along with many others who died in course of the movement. He expressed gratitude to Mamata Banerjee for her powerful leadership which brought grand success to the movement.
Bengal government has already included the Singur movement and its impact in the history books. A martyrs column containing names of those who gave up their lives for the movement will be erected in Singur.
Chatterjee also described how the erstwhile Left Front government did not allow the Opposition to take the names of Tapashi Mallick and Rajkumar Bhul and include them in the obituary reference in the Assembly.
After the state government won in the Supreme Court, work began on a war footing to restore the land to the cultivable condition and return them back to the farmers.
The unwilling farmers got back their land along with the cheque while those who had voluntarily gave land to Tata Motors, got back their lands.
Schemes have been taken to help the farmers to cultivate the land. Singur was called the vegetable bowl of the state and the land got destroyed after 997 acre of fertile land was acquired to set up a factory of Tata Motors.