Mamata seeks Central intervention
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will meet UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday seeking Central intervention for the implementation of the September 7 agreement.kolkata Updated: Sep 29, 2008 19:42 IST
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will meet UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday seeking Central intervention for the implementation of the September 7 agreement between her party and the West Bengal government on the Singur land issue.
Banerjee told reporters she would submit all papers to the UPA chairperson on the agreement that provides for return of maximum land from within the Tata Motors car project site at Singur to "unwilling" land-losers, signed in the presence of governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi at Raj Bhavan on September 7.
"We have been demanding implementation of the agreement, but the government is not doing it. The government has lost credibility," she said.
Banerjee said that she would also meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after he returned from abroad and the president on the Singur issue.
"We will also meet leaders of other political parties in the country," she said.
She also ruled out attending an all-party meeting as suggested by WBPCC president P R Dasmunsi and said nothing short of the implementation of the agreement would be acceptable to her party.
Banerjee said that some "agents of the CPI-M" were trying to mislead the people by speaking about all an party meeting on Singur issue. "We will identify those agents," she said.
"The agreement has to be implemented in toto, there is nothing in between," she asserted.
She, however, said her party would attend such a meeting if it was convened to discuss the technicalities of the agreement and not to discuss any package. "We are not for any package," she said.