Hooghly: Ecstatic over Trinamool Congress win in West Bengal Assembly elections, farmers broke into Tata factory in Singur and hoisted the party flag. They broke the boundary wall of the factory and celebrated the victory by applying gulal on one -another.

No untoward incident was reported during the celebrations.

Exuberant farmers said that during 34 years of Left rule, the party had forcefully acquired their land and sold it to capitalists. The farmers have now pinned hopes on TMC chief Mamata Banerjee to return their lands which were forcefully acquired during the CPI (M) tenure.

The factory was set up for Nano project by Tata which had to shut down after strong public opposition. In wake of the strong protest, the project was shifted to Sanand in Gujarat. The entire machinery too was taken to Sanand.

Meanwhile, some stray incidents of minor violence between CPI (M) and TMC supporters were reported in few districts.

TMC swept the state elections on back of the anti-land acquisition movements in Nandigram and Singur. Mamata used the issue was a political tool against the Left parties.

Singur hogged limelight after farmers alleged forceful land acquisition and opposed the setting up Tata Nano manufacturing unit in the region.

The agitation gained momentum when Mamata was not allowed to enter Singur. In protest she launched state wide protests.
After much uproar, Tata Motors called off their project in Singur in 2008 and moved to Sanand in Gujarat.

JPN/Bureau