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West Bengal govt wants Singur movement part of school syllabus

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Published Sep 2, 2016, 9:13 pm IST
Updated Sep 2, 2016, 9:14 pm IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (Photo: PTI)
 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (Photo: PTI)

Kolkata: Buoyed by the Supreme Court judgement on the Singur issue, the West Bengal government wants to include the subject in the school syllabus.

"We want to include Singur movement in school syllabus. We have already discussed the issue at length," School Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said here today at the state secretariat 'Nabanna'.

"A proposal in this regard is being sent to the 'Syllabus Committee' for inclusion of Singur movement in the school syllabus," he said.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier described as 'landmark victory' the apex court judgement on the Singur land acquisition by the erstwhile Left Front government for the Nano car plant.

An elated Banerjee had said, “The The Supreme Court judgement on Singur is a landmark victory. We have waited 10 years for this judgement. I can die peacefully, I am so happy (with the verdict.)"

Banerjee steered political opposition against the land acquisition process forcing the Tatas to abandon the project in 2008.

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