Date: June 29, 2011. 'Shilpa? Just go to hell', Industry? Just go to hell.
2nd Paragraph, 26th Line: The land acquisition act was enacted in 1894 by the colonial British government. This act is now the enemy number one of the langolponthi, tillers. There is no doubt that this law needs many changes. To that effect a bill was also placed during UPA 1 but the process was not completed. Now, it is being said that a new version of the bill/law is being prepared on the behest of Sonia-Manmohan and is to be placed in the parliament. But the question is, which important laws are not enacted during the British period! Even the holy constitution, that we always cite from time to time as justification, has imprints of the India government act, 1935, and we will not need a microscope to find those. So, just by shouting British, British will not help us to arrive at the truth. The question is, with changing times, the laws should also change. If the constitution of the country could be amended 94 times then nobody should have any problem with the law and also the proposed changes to this law.
3rd Paragraph, 1st line: The country will become Afghanistan and the power in New Delhi has to be given to Taliban if the said law is enacted according to the wishes of Mrs. Mamata. The main points of Srimati's land policy are very clear. Truly she has not kept any gray areas in this. Firstly, land will not be taken from unwilling landowner. Secondly, fertile land will not be acquired. Thirdly, land will not be taken for businesses and industries. Fourthly, land holdings of small landowners, of scheduled castes/tribes, of minority should not be acquired as far as possible. Fifthly, in government projects, where land is acquired after fulfilling all the aforementioned policies, government job should be given to at least one person from those families from whom land has been taken. Mamata has explained this land policy to the industrialists in conference at Belevedue road. After listening this the industrialists have gone back to their homes while scratching their heads. The main architect of the land policy of the new government is Shri Debabrata Bandopadhyay. He, keeping in mind the land formula of Mamata and the slogan of the new government 'Do it Immediately', has formulated the land policy very quickly and has submitted it to the government. While highlighting the saliant features of this new policy he has told a newspaper that, “Why would the government acquire land for the industry? Would these industrialists give any share of the profits that they would earn from these to the state government? No, they would not. Then, why would the government be so concerned about the Tatas? It is good that Industrialists want to set industries. They should directly buy land from the landowners. Why would they need land within 40 kms from Kolkata? Is it because they want to play golf at Tolly club? Why would they 1000 acres? Do they want to build golf club/spa there? These things will not be allowed. Industrialists might behave like Princes, by that middle class Bengalis may be overwhelmed but the approach of the government is different. We are only saying this. If you can, buy land and set up industries or just go to hell. In this state, according to us, instead of industry we have given priority to other things.” Is there any need to go to forest to find Maoists? ….
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