September 9, 2008


Press Release

Governor's statement on September 7

at joint press-meet on Singur site

Dated: 07.09.2008

Following is the announcement made by Governor in
the joint press-meet in presence of Shri Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee, Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal;
Shri Partha Chatterjee, leader of the Opposition, West
Bengal Legislative Assembly; Smt. Mamata Banerjee
and State Ministers Shri Nirupam Som and Shri
Surjya Kanta Mistra and other leaders in Raj Bhavan
on September7,2008:-

"The Government has taken the decision to respond
to the demands of those farmers who have not
received compensation, by means of land to be
provided to the maximum within the project area and
the rest in adjacent areas as early as possible.
Towards this, a Committee will be constituted to
ascertain the scope and settle the modalities within a
period of one week. During this time the Government
will urge the vendors not to make any construction.
Smt. Mamata Banerjee is making an announcement
regarding the suspension of the agitation from Singur.
The Government and those who have been agitating
on behalf of the farmers will cooperate with each
other for the benefit of the industry, agriculture and

Press Release (II)
Dated 5.9.08

Discussions were held between the
State Government panel and the
panel representing Krishi Jomi
Rakhsa Committee on the Singur
project for three hours. Both sides
expressed their respective views
and discussions were held in a
constructive spirit with the
intention of providing a way-out.
The discussions will resume at 11
a.m. tomorrow.

Press Release

Dated 4.9.08

Sub: Preliminary Discussions On Singur

The Governor held preliminary discussion this morning with Shri Nirupam Sen, Minister-in-charge, Commerce & Industries and Dr. Surya Kanta Misra, Minister-in-charge, Health, Panchayats & Rural Development; the Chief Secretary; the Home Secretary and Principal Secretary, Commerce & Industries Department.

Shri Sudeep Bandopadhyay, MLA and Chairman, Standing Committee on Commerce & Industries, Industrial Reconstruction and Public Enterprises, West Bengal Legislative Assembly briefed the Governor on his Committee's perceptions of the issue.

In the afternoon, a five-member team led by Shri Partha Chatterjee,MLA and leader of the Opposition, West Bengal Legislative Assembly and including Shri Debabrata Bandopadhyay briefed the Governor on the Opposition perspectives. Mr. Justice Chittatosh Mukherjee was present at all the discussions.The Governor is looking forward to a meaningful dialogue tomorrow.

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