I hope that Mamata and the rest of those filthy politicians are happy now that Tata is almost on the verge of pulling out of Bengal and InfoSys is also rethinking its plans for West Bengal.
I really wouldn’t blame the companies here. How can you expect them to invest huge amount of money in a state where all it takes is a bunch illiterate, insensitive, brain dead politicians backed by a few hundred depressed, deprived common men to stop the working of a production factory and endanger the lives of all its employees. All this while the so called ruling government, law enforcement and judicial system stands by watching the chaos pathetically helpless!!!
Under Budhadheb, after the dark ages under Jyothi Basu, finally W. Bengal was just becoming an attractive haven for investors. And now with the Singur issue, they have back stepped in their progress by many folds. Why is this? Why is it that some Indian politicians manage to screw up things big time and yet the public still supports them.
Kerala is another state which never progressed because of the sommunist party either in the rule or opposition even though it had a lot of potential. When are people going to realize that industrialization is a necessity for the development of the country. Some companies may make money out of it, but yet it is required for the country to go forward. And every citizen’s well being depends greatly on that.
The politicians play filthy games every year and yet public ends up backing them. India has not seen a decent bold leader since it’s inception as a Republic state. We have had a lot of politicians. No leaders!
Read the following piece. Remember that the Singur issue is not just an isolated issue. We can see this happening in every state in India. If the public doesn’t wake up, the politicians will make a garbage out of our country and spit on it. Sad. Really sad to see MY COUNTRY failing like this….
BANGALORE: Infosys Technologies, the number two software servicesexporter in the country, is having a serious ‘rethink’ of its maiden investment plan in West Bengal given the unfriendly industrial and political climate in that state. ( Watch )
T V Mohandas Pai, director — HR, Infosys, said they were waiting and watching the current situation there as the government was unable to deliver on its promises.
Infosys had planned to invest Rs 250 crore and set up a development centre on the outskirts of Kolkata and provide employment to around 5,000 people. The recent events in Singur have shown that the government is unable to implement its policies; any acquisition of land has the potential of facing protests, Pai said.
“We are rethinking our decision to expand our business there after Singur row. The dispute in Singur created fear in India Inc. We have seen political parties intimidating top businessmen, stop people from attending work, blocking national highway for days.”
“There is also non-enforcement of the High Court order. This has created concern and apprehension in the minds of investors. Well, India has many destinations.” Further, the recent protests in Singur have also shown that the government or the courts are unable to control the situation, Pai said.
“We are not officially pulling out of the state. Until we are convinced that the government will be able to protect the life of workers and interests of investors, we will not go ahead with our expansion plan there. Tatas have been in the state for over 100 years, if they have to face this, what about others,” Pai asked.
Besides Infosys, Wipro is also planning to set up its development centre in West Bengal. Both the companies have plans of setting up IT SEZs with the land being provided by the state government.