Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court today declared the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011 as unconstitutional and void.
The judgement comes as a major victory for Tata Companies, who were forced to leave Singur and shift their Tata Nano factory to Gujarat.
The judgement is also a major set back for embattled Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. She had led the agitation against the Tatas and had enacted the law specifically against the Tatas.
The division bench of the High Court held the Singur Act void, citing the fact that President's assent was not taken.
Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghosh and Mrinal Kanti Chowdhury set aside an earlier single bench order that had upheld the Act.
However the implementation of the order was stayed for two months by the court, to allow the aggrieved party (that being the state government) to appeal before a higher court.