“If the land was to be acquired for industry then we would have considered it. But since the district has no industry and people have to rely mostly on agriculture, not an inch of land will be given up for the BSF camp. Also, the land at Mahabari in Bansihari block is a multiple crop yielding one,” he said.
Trinamool Congress district chief Biplab Mitra said the authorities should have learnt lessons from the Singur and Nandigram movements. “If the authorities have not done so, they will never learn.”
Letters have been sent to governor MK Naryanan, CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, land and land revenue minister Rezzak Mollah and Leader of the Opposition Partha Chatterjee after a mass signature campaign, CPI(M) member said.