An Indian opposition group has called off protests at a car plant in
eastern India after authorities promised to return some factory land to
The opposition (Trinamool Congress) party in West Bengal
state suspended the protest at the Tata Motors plant on Sunday as part
of a compromise with local officials.
The party led protests that besieged the factory for weeks, forcing it
to stop production. Demonstrators demanded that farmers be fairly
compensated for land taken by Tata Motors to build the plant, which is
designed to make a low-budget car (called the "Nano.")
West Bengal's governor, Gopal Krishna Gandhi, says a committee will
work out details of a new compensation plan for the farmers within the
He says the government will return some land within the factory grounds
to the farmers and give them more land adjacent to the site.
Trinamool Congress Party leader Mamata Banerjee says the deal represents a victory for the farmers.