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Mamata Banerjee put on oxygen support

Mamata Banerjee developed breathing problems on the 23rd day of her fast.

india Updated: Dec 26, 2006 18:31 IST

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was put on oxygen support on Tuesday after she developed breathing problems on the 23rd day of her fast to protest the West Bengal government's "forcible" acquisition of farm land at Singur for Tata Motor's small car project.

"Mamata's condition further deteriorated today and her family doctors examined her at the dharna manch (at Dharamtala in the heart of the city) and decided to put her on oxygen as she complained of breathing troubles," Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy told.

He, however, said Banerjee was in good spirits and was continuing her fast.

"Doctors are monitoring her condition. We are all concerned about her health," said Roy, a close aide of Banerjee.