The renewed threat of a greater agitation by Mamata Banerjee has put a bigger question mark on the Tatas’ small car project in Singur.
The threat came a little after CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee told a press conference that the government had worked out the best deal it could for the farmers. Ruling out returning 400 acres of land, as being demanded by the Trinamool Congress chief, he appealed to the farmers to accept the revised offer by September 22.
Buddha also denied allegations the government had gone back on the agreement made before the governor and said he’d briefed Mamata on every detail.
“Rubbish,” said Mamata at her own press conference. “In that agreement, no figure was fixed on how much land would be taken inside and outside. We didn’t accept the 70 acres the state government was harping on.”