Singur Verdict may leave Rata Tata and legacy of Nano Project red faced. The Supreme Court of India has asked that the land acquired for the Singur Project must be returned to the farmers. The Court observed that the land acquisition by the then CPM Government was Anti-Farmer. However, the bench also observed that the project would have generated high volume of employment. However, the apex court asked the Bengal Government to return to the land acquired to the farmers.
The Singur Verdict has made TMC feel that they have done justice to the farmers. The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banarjee said that now she can die peacefully as she was waiting for this Singur Verdict.
In 2008, the Singur became the battle field between TMC and CPM workers. The protests turned violent and few people died. The prolonged violence forced Tata to stop the factory in West Bengal. Mamata Banerjee who became the face of the protests for the farmers won a land sliding victory and ended the rule of CPM of 37 years in Bengal.
The Singur Verdict may return the lands to the farmers but would that be the as yielding as it was? Would that be useful? What if the project would have continued and the farmers were given compensation in some other way so that the employment would not have stopped? Well, there are many questions to be answered but Singur Verdict has none of them.