Kolkata: The Opposition Left Front has slammed Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal for promulgating an Ordinance to reclaim 1,000 acres of land acquired for Tata Motors in Singur.

Terming the decision of the state government as an act which undermines the significance of the Legislature, the Left has raised questions of constitutional propriety over promulgation of an Ordinance when the state Assembly is in session.

A delegation led by the Leader of Opposition Suryakant Mishra met Governor M K Narayanan on Friday and submitted a memorandum in this regard.

Addressing media after meeting the Governor, Mishra said, “Nobody denies that a majority government has the authority to amend the Constitutional provisions. However, the procedure adopted to reclaim the land is doubtful. Since the Governor gave his consent to the Ordinance, it was necessary to apprise him about the development.”

The Governor has assured to consider over the matter, he added.

Questioning the constitutional authority of the government to promulgate Ordinance, he said:“The monsoon session is to begin from June 24. In this situation, the government cannot take any important decision be promulgating an Ordinance. Only the House can take any decision constitutionally when the session is on.”

Mishra said as the Governor has assured to take up the issue seriously the party would decide its next strategy only after his response.

JPN/Bureau