Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused a section of the media in West Bengal of pressuring her to lift the ceiling on acquiring land in a bid to further its business interests.

She said some media groups wanted to further the interests of Wal-Mart.

“We will not allow this and Wal-Mart is not required here,” Ms. Banerjee said addressing a public gathering at Nimtauri in Purba Medinipur district. “Owning two [television] channels does not make one God,” she said.

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