West Bengal (BBN)-West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said her government supported the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh as the people wanted it and sought a package from the Centre for rehabilitation of those affected.
“With [rehabilitation] package we are supporting it [the agreement],” Ms. Banerjee told reporters. “I talked to the local people. We are supporting it because the people were in favour of it. It is not that we are imposing it [on them]”, she said, reports The Hindu.
On the rehabilitation package, the Chief Minister said the government’s “involvement” of land was 17,000 acre.
“60,000/70,000 people will come. We have demanded a package for their accommodation, food, for building roads, schools etc,” she added.
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