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NDA to discuss Singur issue tomorrow

india Updated: Dec 26, 2006 16:21 IST

The NDA will hold a meeting in Delhi tomorrow to frame a strategy for protests against the acquisition of farm land at Singur for a Tata Motors' small car project, BJP president Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday.

"The NDA meeting will be held at the residence of (former prime minister) Atal Behari Vajpayee tomorrow. I had a talk in this regard with Vajpayeeji, LK Advani and JD-U leader Sharad Yadav," Singh told reporters after meeting Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee.

"We will build a nationwide movement on the Singur issue," he said.

Singh said instructions were given to chief ministers of all BJP-ruled states that fertile agricultural land should not be acquired for industries or for special economic zones. A decision to this effect was taken at the BJP's recent national council meeting in Lucknow, he said.

He said the BJP was not against industrialisation, but industries should come up on waste land or arid land.

Singh, who drove to Dharmatala where Banerjee has been on fast against the Tata project in Singur for 23 days, spoke to Trinamool chief and stayed there for nearly two hours.

"We are worried about her health. Her health is deteriorating minute by minute. If anything happens to her, the entire nation will fix responsibility on Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and his government," he said.