Ramesh not worried about people: Partha on land Act

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SummaryLand acquisition act : ‘TMC does not support forcible acquisition’

The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal Monday said it does not support the Land Acquisition Act, 2013 as a lot of issues needed to be discussed.

“We do not subscribe to the Land Acquisition Act, 2013. There are many issues, which need to be discussed... Probably (Union minister) Jairam Ramesh was in a hurry to satisfy someone without satisfying the concerns of common people,” said Partha Chatterjee, state industries minister, at a programme by Merchant Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

TMC, he said, was against any kind of forcible land acquisition “whether its is 80: 20 or any other ratio”. “We cannot deny the rights to 70 per cent of the population who are agriculture-dependent,” Chatterjee, also the TMC general secretary, said, adding that his party was against the SEZ policy too.

“However, we are talking to Infosys and I am confident that we will be able to bring them here,” he said.

The Mamata Banerjee-led government had denied SEZ status sought by Infosys for a proposed project in the state.

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