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Singur bill to be tabled in WB Assembly on Tuesday

Kolkata: The West Bengal government will table a bill in the Assembly on Tuesday seeking to revoke the Singur lease agreement with the Tatas and take back the land leased to them.

The Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill, 2011 would be introduced, considered and passed by the House, Minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs Manoj Chakraborty told reporters after an all-party meeting prior to the assembly session.

The State cabinet met in the Assembly premises to give final shape to the bill, he said.

The State government earlier decided to bring the bill after dropping an ordinance with the House session pre-poned from June 24 to today.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that her government was committed to return the 400 acre to unwilling farmers and the remaining nearly 600 acre for industry.

Stating that the budget session would be brief, Mr. Chakraborty said that after the Governor’s customary address, the House would deliberate on the discussion on the motion of thanks to his address on June 15, 16 and 17 before adoption.

Almost all parties attended the meeting convened by Speaker Biman Bandopadhyay who also called a business advisory committee meeting to finalise the modalities of discussion on the Singur Bill.

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