A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s joint programme in Bengal, the Land Bill was moved to the Lok Sabha and the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that there would be no comprise on her party’s earlier stand on the Bill.
“Why should we support the Land Bill? It is associated with our soil, our struggle, Land Bill...no compromise,” Ms Banerjee told journalists in the State’s Purulia district.
The remarks come when political parties in the Opposition have been alleging a tacit understanding between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Trinamool Congress.
The TMC MPs walked out in protest against the introduction of the Bill in Parliament.
Meanwhile, in another development Ms. Banerjee expressed happiness over successful implementation of the Rashtriya Swastha Bima Yojana in West Bengal.
“I am very happy that Bengal has been invited to share its experience in social sector insurance in a global learning forum in Berlin being organised in June 2015 by the World Bank and GIZ (German Cooperation),” she posted on a social networking site.
During the day, the Chief Minister held a meeting with senior district administration officials and legislators to review the progress of the development in State’s Purulia district.
She distributed cheques to some farmers who suffered crop losses due to rains and nor’wester. Ms Banerjee left for Bankura after the meeting in Purulia.