THE SIN­GUR TIME­LINE

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May 2006: Tata Mo­tors an­nounces Nano car plant at Sin­gur in West Ben­gal.

July 2006: Ma­mata Ban­er­jee op­poses the plant on fer­tile land. De­cem­ber 2006: Protests against the ac­qui­si­tion be­gins.

De­cem­ber 2006: Ma­mata Ban­er­jee holds 26-day hunger strike against the land ac­qui­si­tion Jan­uary 21, 2007: Tata Mo­tors starts con­struc­tion of Nano car plant in West Ben­gal.

Jan­uary 18, 2008: Cal­cutta

High Court up­holds Sin­gur land ac­qui­si­tion, fol­low­ing which farm­ers and NGO moved the Supreme Court chal­leng­ing the HC or­der.

Au­gust 24, 2008: Ma­mata Ban­er­jee starts in­def­i­nite dharna at Sin­gur out­side the car plant. Septem­ber 2, 2008: Tata Mo­tors sus­pends work on Nano Plant at Sin­gur.

Septem­ber 3, 2008: Gov­er­nor Gopal Kr­ishna Gandhi plays me­di­a­tor; CPI(M)-led Left Front gov­ern­ment and Tri­namool agree to hold dis­cus­sions.

Septem­ber 5, 2008: West Ben­gal gov­ern­ment and Tri­namool start ne­go­ti­a­tions. Sept 7, 2008: Talks break down. Oc­to­ber 3, 2008: Tata Mo­tors de­cides to move out of Sin­gur. Read: We can­not run a plant with po­lice pro­tec­tion, says Tata Oc­to­ber 7, 2008: Tata Mo­tors an­nounces new Nano Plant at Sanand in Gu­jarat.

May 20, 2011: Ma­mata Ban­er­jee sworn in as Chief Min­is­ter of West Ben­gal, an­nounces first Cab­i­net de­ci­sion to re­turn 400 acres of land to un­will­ing Sin­gur farm­ers. June 14, 2011: Sin­gur Land Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and De­vel­op­ment Bill, 2011 passed in West Ben­gal Assem­bly.

June 22, 2011: Tata Mo­tors moves Cal­cutta High Court chal­leng­ing the Bill.

Septem­ber 28, 2011: Cal­cutta High Court sin­gle bench up­holds the Sin­gur Land Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and De­vel­op­ment Act, 2011.

June 22, 2012: A di­vi­sion bench of Cal­cutta High Court strikes down the Bill on an ap­peal by Tata Mo­tors.

Au­gust 31, 2016: Supreme Court sets aside Jan­uary 18, 2008 or­der of Cal­cutta High Court, al­lows ap­peals filed by some farm­ers and NGOs.

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