Tata Motors Suffers Defeat In West Bengal

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Supreme Court has directed West Bengal government, to return the acquired land from farmers of Singur. Back in 2006, West Bengal government acquired, 1,000 acres of land in Singur, to help Tata to set up its Nano Production unit.

Supreme Court in its judgement said that, the land acquisition process adopted by the then CPM government, which was opposed by TMC(Trinamool Congress Party), was wrong on many counts. And has directed West Bengal Government to conduct a survey, and return the land to its original owners within ten weeks.

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After the announcement of final verdict, the local farmers erupted in joy and praised their Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who opposed the land acquisition in Singur. In May this year, Supreme Court heard pleas from Tata, the West Bengal government and the suffered farmers from Singur. And reserved its verdict on the case.

Tata Motors was given around 1,000 acres of land from West Bengal government back in 2006, to set-up car manufacturing unit. But with the heat of protest raising from Trinamool Congress Party, the project was abandoned.

In 2011, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, passed a law to re-acquire the land and forced Tata to move the project to Gujarat's Sanad district. Later Tata Motors moved the dispute to Calcutta High Court, which upheld Tata's plea, and said government's law was unconstitutional.

After that the dispute was appealed in Supreme Court. This verdict is considered as a huge setback for Tata Motors.

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Story first published: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 18:38 [IST]
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