Singur land row: Ratan Tatas win, Mamata Banerjee loses

Time for Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bangel seems to be not so good as today the Calcutta High Court ruled against her, rejecting Mamata Banerjee’s legislation to enable her government to recover land in Singur from Tata Motors.

Declaring invalid constituency, the bench of justice verdict that The Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act 2011, passed by Banerjee aiming to returning part of the 997-acre to unwilling owners who had given their holding for Tata Motors’ Nano car project at Singur in Hooghly district is unconstitutional, reports said.

Tata Motors that shifted its Nano project from Singur in October 2008 to Gujarat, in addition loss of 1500 crores investment in Singur, appealed court asked Banerjee’s govt. to return its compensation.

The motive behind Singur legislation was raised in 2006 when Left ruled. During that period, source said, Left acquired 997 acres Land from 13,000 owners at Singur and agreed to give on lease basis to Tata Motors for a factory to produce India’s cheapest car, the Nano.

But out of them some farmers who were owner of 400 acres land, rejected to being part of this project. Taking opportunity, Banerjee was very smartly make assured farmers that she would return their land while her govt. ruled.

As per her promise, while Banerjee was elected Chief Minister, she passed the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act 2011 on June 14, 2011, to redistribute 400 acres land to unwilling farmers.

As per media information, as soon as the bill had passed, Tata Motors approached the Calcutta High Court, appeal against Banerjee’s constitution. Justice I. P. Mukerji delivered verdict in favour of Banerjee, permited Tata to build a factory on the remaining 600 acres, was rejected by Tata Motors.

Finally, 13 months huge dispute between Mamata Banerjee and Tatas, she loses court case and Tata’s move to challenged Mukerji’s decision in court has give it positive return.