WB to withdraw cases against Singur, Nandigram activists

WB to withdraw cases against Singur, Nandigram activists

Kolkata: After deciding to release 52 political prisoners, the West Bengal government will now withdraw cases filed by the Left Front regime against those who took part in Singur and Nandigram movements besides at Netai, chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday.

“We have been sending details of these cases to the Bandimukti Committee formed by the state government," she told a mamoth rally at the Brigade Parade ground in Kolkata.

Addressing the Martyr’s Day rally held annually by Trinamool Congress in memory of 13 Youth Congress workers killed in police firing here in 1993, she listed achievements of her government after coming to power two months ago.

“Signing of the historic Darjeeling hills treaty, bringing peace in junglemahal, taking back land acquired by the government in Singur and the decision on release of political prisoners were done in a record two months," she said.

“This is a big achievement which no other government could do in such a short time," she claimed.

“My government created one lakh jobs in the last two months and there will be scope for employment of 10 lakh in two years. Just have patience.

“I will take Bengal to its to the destined goal when there will be no financial crisis and and everyone will again say what Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow," she promised.

Responding to repeated applause, she said, “I can sacrifice my life, but I can’t sacrifice my commitments."

With the rally held amid heavy rains since morning, Banerjee thanked party supporters.

“It was raining before the rally, but now there is no rain. I appreciate the hardship you have taken to be present here."