Foolish & Ostrich-like Communists in West Bengal have now squandered a great opportunity to revive industrialisation in their state, ironically, by getting repaid in their own coin by Stunt Queen Mamta Banerjee. Though I don't agree with her views & action on giving land to Tata Nano project in Singur, I feel really, really happy that A COMMUNIST GOVT. IN INDIA IS LOSING FACE WITH POTENTIAL INVESTORS WORLDWIDE. Good Omen for India's future.
The icing on the cake is what was a LOSS to a Communist State Govt. was quickly converted as a GAIN for a BJP State Govt. of Gujarat. EAST (India) LOST TO WEST (India).
The speed with which the Govt. of Gujarat run by CM Narendra Modi moved & seized the opportunity is unbelievable. The GujaratGovt. has purchased huge tracts of land running into several hundred acres in a place called Sanand, near Ahmedabad, by paying compensation to land owners, most of them farmers, and then SOLD it to Tatas at current market rates. All this happened in two days flat. WOW!!! What a fantastic achievement by Modi's Gujarat Govt. and they have shown to the world that even a State Govt. in India can act quickly like a private company normally does in decision making & implementing it.
Every other State Govt. in India or a CM worth his salt, should try & emulate Modi & his Govt. for the speed with which they acted swiftly. Kudos are also due to the Gujarati people in that area, including farmers, who have voluntarily given up their land for the project. These people have shown the foresight required to understand the long term benefits once the Nano project takes off, in terms of direct & indirect employment, industrialisation, likely increase in their overall purchasing power going forward, etc.
I am sure the Karnataka Govt., which is also ruled by BJP, would not have matched the Modi Govt. in the speed & swifitness of decision making as well as implementing such a mammoth task in two days. Nor, for that matter, any other State Govt. in contention for the project. May be, just may be, Jayalalitha, if only she was in power & wanted the proejct for TN, might have done the impossible. I am telling this because of her track record in granting the contract to L & T in mid-90s & getting the present Nehru Stadium in Chennai up & running in record time of just few months.
Anyway, Modi has shown the world & other States, how to Govern. Modi is taking Gujarat to newer heights in industrialisation & if other states can't emulate him fast, they will soon find themselves left far far behind.
Way To Go Mr. Modi. Hats Off.