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Mamata had once received inspiration from Rajiv Gandhi

kolkata Updated: May 13, 2011 23:35 IST

Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee, who created history by ending the 34-year Left rule in West Bengal, on Friday recalled the 'inspiration' she received from late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in her fight against the Marxists in West Bengal.

"Today, I remembered very much Rajiv Gandhi who used to say that I would be able to dislodge the Marxists from power one day," Banerjee said.

"I have to carry on the fight against CPI(M) for a long time," she said.

Banerjee said she was opposed to forcible acquisition of land and wanted that rights of farmers and agricultural labourers were protected.

"I will prepare a land policy for Bengal. I also would like the Centre to prepare a land policy soon," she said.