THERE IS A STRANGE THING IN SINGUR AGITATION. THE PROTESTORS ARE BEING FED TWICE DAILY AND THE MINIMUM COST IS PEGGED AT RS. 1 CRORE PER DAY. Will TRINAMOOL CONGRESS please tell me where they are getting this kind of funds. WHO IS PAYING FOR THE SINGUR GHERAO?
Tata’s Nano be damned – according to Mamata Banerjee. She is hell bent on returning 400 acres of land(NOTE: IT IS ACTUALLY A CASE OF LESS THAN 200 ACRES) back to farmers. The problem with short sighted leaders is that they remain oblivious to macro issues. They get embroiled into micro issues and lose focus. Sometimes they do not want to see the truth even if it stares them at the face.
Where ever Tata’s have gone, they have done only good. Their integrity and honesty is well known. On one of my travels to Bangladesh a year ago, all my contacts there had only one question: "when are the Tatas coming to Bangladesh?" Such is the goodwill of this group. Average Bangladeshis may not like India or Indians per se, but Tatas are welcome with open arms in Bangladesh.
Tatas are welcome with open arms anywhere in India too – they were in Bengal too – and rightly so. The spin offs from a major industry through its ancilliary industries will have a positive spin off to the employment and economics of the region.
Mamata’s party got decimated in the last polls – she has always been on the look out for issues and help now comes via Siddiqullah - the Jamaat Ulema-i-Hind (JUI-H) general secretary, now the peasants' movement's latest cult figure. Siddiqullah denies that there is a communal angle, yet his newly-formed political outfit People's Democratic Conference of India, has an overwhelming majority of people (in his anti-land grab movement) belonging to a particular community (read : Muslims).
Muslims comprise over 28% of the population of West Bengal – so said Owaisi in speech in the Parliament while endorsing the nuclear deal – and I have no reason to doubt it. However, unconfirmed IB reports, puts this figure far higher – as West Bengal is reeling from twin effects of a) illegal migration from Bangladesh and b) astounding birth rates of Bangladeshi migrant population. Given that Muslims are 28% of the state’s population, there is less than a 3% Muslim representation in the State bodies. Most of the Muslims are poor and their “madrassah” education acts as a barrier for “integration” to society. (There will be another chapter on the ills of Madrassah and its consequent effects on Indian life). Several of these madrassah educated “dark” forces live in 14th century and look upon themselves only as “Soldiers of Islam”. In that they needed to form a party, to assert their views.
However, what harms JUH-I’s interest is industrialization. If JUH-I’s core constituents start making money, they will lead the “good life”, start getting “educated” in regular schools and thus JUH-I’s grip on them will fade fast. Hence, most regressive Islamic leaders abhor industrialization.
But they cannot do it alone. They need a “desperate” actor. People like Laloo Prasad etc, are part of this group, who state SIMI is not a terrorist organization. Question is, where does Mamata stand? Will she allow herself to be exploited by Siddiqqullah and damage the industrial renaissance that Bengal needed by her short-sightedness?
Pakistan and China are giving help to the Naxalite movement in India. Naxalite leader Purnendu Bose, now one of the partners of the Krishi Jami Raksha Committee, is part of Mamata Banerjee today. There is a lady Ms DOLA SEN, a Naxalite and a close confidante of Ms MAMATA BANERJEE. The movement is being dictated by Purnendu & Siddiqullah. Hence, Pakistan and China are by default helping stall India’s progress, and Mamata is the willing pawn.
The “gherao” of TATA plant is inhuman, threatening workers abominal. At some level, I do feel that TATAs should move away from Singur and let the farmers grow potato again, let them see how much of a colossal blunder they have made. But BRAND BENGAL would be DEAD by then.
Welcome PAKSITAN, Welcome CHINA : through MAMATA DI !!!
History is that Mamata is short – sighted : remember her bungling days in the Railway Ministry, when she almost drove the Railways into a financial mess, with her shoddy budgets.
I hope, for the sake of Bengal, Mamata di, you do not make the blunder of shutting Tatas out. You will help strengthen the hands of “communal forces” and history will not be kind to you.
Instead of asking the ancillaries to shift, please shift the farmers.
If Mamata goes ahead and Tatas move out, let us fellow citizens in BENGAL - wow to defeat her party in the coming elections, so that in Lok Sabha at least she gets ZERO seats, and in state elections, CONGRESS becomes the main Opposition. TRINAMOOL CONGRESS SHOULD BE WIPED OFF !!!
OTHERWISE, IN 50 YEARS TIME, WEST BENGAL MAY SECEDE TO BANGLADESH !! AND WHO IS THEREFORE, PAYING RS 1 CRORE FOR FEEDING THE AGITATORS DAILY?