We back land pact with Bangladesh, but with package, says Mamata

People wanted it, she says

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:26 pm IST

Published - May 07, 2015 03:39 am IST - KOLKATA:

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said her government supported the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh as the people wanted it and sought a package from the Centre for rehabilitation of those affected.

“With [rehabilitation] package we are supporting it [the agreement],” Ms. Banerjee told reporters. “I talked to the local people. We are supporting it because the people were in favour of it. It is not that we are imposing it [on them]”, she said.

On the rehabilitation package, the Chief Minister said the government’s “involvement” of land was 17,000 acre. “60,000/70,000 people will come. We have demanded a package for their accommodation, food, for building roads, schools etc,” she added.

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