West Bengal Congress on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s verdict on land acquisition by Tata Motors at Singur for its abandoned Nano car project.

"We welcome the verdict on land acquisition by the Supreme Court. I was personally with the TMC during the anti-land acquisition movement. I feel the farmers of Singur today got justice," Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan said.

The division bench of Justices Arun Mishra and V Gopala Gowda of the apex court ruled that the land acquisition process in Singur was faulty and not for public purpose.

The court directed that land be returned to the farmers within 12 weeks.

Singur land acquisition was a political flashpoint in the state from 2006 for the next few years.

The anti-land acquisition protests are termed as one of the reasons behind the fall of the 34-year-old Left Front government in 2011.

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