India's famous hunger strikes

Updated: Jun 04, 2011 07:06 IST

In December 2006, Mamata Banerjee staged a 25-day hunger strike at Metro Channel in Kolkata, demanding return of land forcibly acquired from unwilling farmers of Singur. Her ‘act of courage’ radically changed the complexion of the state’s politics pushing the ruling Left to a corner.
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In December 2006, Mamata Banerjee staged a 25-day hunger strike at Metro Channel in Kolkata, demanding return of land forcibly acquired from unwilling farmers of Singur. Her ‘act of courage’ radically changed the complexion of the state’s politics pushing the ruling Left to a corner.

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