Mamata Banerjee makes NHAI lose Rs 2.5 million a day

Posted on August 31, 2008. Filed under: Business, Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Trinamool Congress agitation in Singur is showing no signs of let up, even after the Honorable Calcutta High Court order to clear Durgapur Expressway (NH-2). Worried with the standoff, West Bengal Governor, Gopalkrishna Gandhi wrote to Trinamool Congress Chief, Mamata Banerjee, urging her to sit for talks. A copy of the letter has been sent to Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya.

Another three camps came up beside the main agitation mancha, obstructing the Durgapur expressway. These camps are addition to remaining 21 camps already set up in Singur. Adamant Trinamool leaders kept up their defiant stand when National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) project director Avdhesh Singh reached the dharna mancha. Mamata Banerjee didn’t meet him but conveyed that agitators were not relenting through her colleague Kalyan Banerjee.

The condition is still not conducive for resuming traffic movement. NHAI is losing Rs.2.5 million per day as toll. State home secretary Ashok Mohan Chakrabarti also held that the agitators need to obey the court order.

Young software professionals and students disgusted with the agitation, came out in streets at Saltlake Sector-V raising slogans that they want Tatas in Bengal. Cracks also appeared in the local Trinamool camp in Singur. Kushal Saha, a staunch Trinamool supporter and former gram panchayat pradan of Beraberi Purbapara maintains that agitation has moved out of hands. However, Mamata isn’t taking note. She is overpowered by a group of naxalite and SUCI men from outside who perhaps want a rerun of killings of Nandigram in a bid to renew their theory of state repression for their own existence. The tactic worked wonders in the panchayat elections where she could make inroads in the CPM bastions of South Bengal with aprties like SUCI. Mamata is thus taking extra-constitutional measures to make her party survive, defying courts and governments.

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4 Responses to “Mamata Banerjee makes NHAI lose Rs 2.5 million a day”

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It happens only in India that Idiots like Mamata Banerjee are tolerated

What Mamata is exhibiting with her facade that she can plummet to the lowest depths of human character. Joining forces with anarchists, hell bent on destabilizing the state is just plain anti-national behavour.

Ah the voice of the middle class — how dare these poor farmers imagine that their lives are more important than babus getting cheap cars?

It is my earnest appeal to Hon’ble Mamata Banerjee to stop the agitation against the Nano project in the interest of the state and the country. If the Tatas leave the future of the state of West Bengal will be doomed forever.


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