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Mamata to intensify agitation on Singur issue

'I will not give in till the government listens to our demands', says Mamta Banerjee.

india Updated: Dec 11, 2006 21:50 IST

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, looking ill and worn out on the eighth day of her hunger strike. On Monday she said that she would intensify her agitation against the land acquisition in Singur and even go to Delhi to take up the issue.

Addressing a rally by her party supporters in Kolkata, she said, "I will not give in till the government listens to our demands. We will begin a sit-in-demonstration for 96 hours from December 15 in support of our cause."

"Then we will head for Delhi on December 20 to take up the issue of transfer of Singur land to Tata Motors for a car factory," she said.

Around 7,000 people gathered for the rally to protest to protest against the Tata Motors in Hooghly district.

The Left Front government has also planned a counter campaign in favour of the Singur project. As part of the plan, farmers who have given land for the project would be brought to the city on Tuesday to show their solidarity for the project.

Banerjee has not responded to repeated appeals to her to withdraw the fast.

First Published: Dec 11, 2006 21:34 IST