Take care of Mamata, orders PM
New Delhi: After having taken over Mahatma Gandhi as far as resisting hunger is concerned, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Bannerjee’s worsening health has drawn the attention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Dr Singh, on Wednesday, instructed the Central authorities to extend all medical care for Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Bannerjee in view of deterioration in her health.
Doctors had put Mamata on oxygen support after she developed breathing problems on Tuesday.
Mamata has been on a hunger strike for the past 24 days, protesting against West Bengal government's acquisition of farmland for the TATA Motors project in Singur. Her party has been demanding relocation of the project out of the fertile agricultural land to some other site within the state.
The Eastern Command Hospital has been instructed to offer whatever medical assistance is requried by Banerjee, PM's media adviser Sanjaya Baru said in Delhi.
"Because of the deterioration in Mamata Banerjee's health and her refusal to accept state government's help for medical care, the Prime Minister has instructed Central authorities to extend all medical care required," news agency PTI quoted Baru as saying.
Mamata says she would not end her fast till the state government accepts her demand that the land at Singur, which had been taken "forcibly", be returned.
Mamata had termed the CPM-led state government's move to acquire of 954 acres of farmland to set up the Tata Motors project in Singur as "anti-farmer and anti-poor".Link
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