Kolkata: Reiterating that the policy of industrialisation of the state adopted by the previous Left Front government was correct, the Communist Party of India (CPI M) admitted that in some cases, like Singur, land acquisition was made in haste without proper discussion with farmers.

Addressing the media on the second day of the 23rd state conference of the party, CPI(M) central committee member Shymal Chakrabarty  demanded that families of farmers who committed suicide be given "proper compensation".

He alleged that incident of farmers committing suicide in West Bengal is on the rise, “Over 32 farmers committed suicide in the state. The situation is grave, peasants can't sell paddy. They are not getting work. The incidents of farmers committing suicide in the state is on the rise," Shymal Chakrabarty said.

Chakrabarty said the party leaders and workers had become victims of terror across the state, “56 CPI(M) members have been killed and there have been various instances of party leaders and workers being implicated in false cases. This is being done to suppress our party."

Claiming that political violence has not stopped in the state after the state assembly elections, Chakrabarty said, “Party workers have been killed, 11 workers were forced to commit suicide, 23 women were physically harassed, 40,000 have been left stranded and illegal acquisition has been made on 645 acres of land. In such a situation the party is ready to raise it voice against the wrong doings.”