Rejecting outright the West Bengal Government's rehabilitation package for affected people of Tata Motors' small car project in Singur, the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday threatened to intensify its statewide stir against "forcible" farmland acquisition for industry.
"It is a rotten package and a deal to give passage to the Tatas in Singur," TC chief Mamata Banerjee said shortly after Industry Minister Nirupam Sen announced the package for farmers affected by the Tata project.
She claimed that the Tatas were fronting the Singur project while a foreign company had equity in it. "There is equity of a foreign company in the Tata Motors' small car project at Singur," she claimed.
Banerjee said the agitation against farmland acquisition at Singur, Nandigram and other areas would now be intensified.
On CPI(M) leader Jyoti Basu's remark that the state government would no longer tolerate 'excesses' of the opposition on the Singur and Nandigram issues, Banerjee said "There is no use browbeating us".