Kolkata, Aug 1 (PTI) Holding Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee responsible for the Singur imbroglio, Union Minister P R Dasmunsi today said the West Bengal government should play a proactive role in protecting the "just interests" of the farmers.
"The Chief Minister has not kept his word given during Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's hunger strike in 2006 which led to the problem at Singur," Dasmunsi, also the WBPCC president, told reporters here when asked about Trinamool's demand for the return of 400 acres of land of the "unwilling farmers" at Singur where Tata Motors' small car project was coming up.
He said the state government should play its role in protecting the interests of farmers.
Asked about Congress stand on the issue, the Information and Broadcasting minister said the party has not decided it. "But at the same time we don't want any unrest on this issue in the state."
Mamata had said during her 26-day hunger strike that the chief minister had promised to discuss the land acquisition issue at Singur.
She had yesterday rejected state government's fresh offer of talks and said there could not be any negotiation unless 400 acres of land of the "unwilling farmers" were returned.
She said 600 acres were sufficient for a car factory.
Tata Motors MD Ravi Kant had on Wednesday expressed concern over the law and order situation at Singur.
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