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[DailySouthAsian] SINGUR UPDATE: Administration & CPM cadre protect the interest of Tata

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  • DailySouthAsian
    Dr Sandeep Pandey wrote: SINGUR UPDATE: Administration & CPM cadre protect the interest of Tata ... from Kolkata PRESS RELEASE Dated:
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 24, 2007
      Dr Sandeep Pandey <ashaashram@...> wrote:

      SINGUR UPDATE: Administration & CPM cadre protect the interest of Tata
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      from Kolkata
      PRESS RELEASE
      Dated: 25th January, 2007

      SHAMELESS ABUSE OF ADMINISTRATION FOR TATA’S CAR PLANT

      When the bhoomi-pujan for Tata’s small car plant in Singur was performed on 21st January, without any pre-announcement to preempt the protesters, M.V. Rao, State Director of Industries, District Magistrate Binod Kumar, Inspector General of Police (Western Range) Arun Gupta and Abhijit Mukherjee, the Block Development Officer, were in attendance to ensure that it was a smooth sailing for the company. The blatant abuse of administrative machinery to serve the interests of private capital is an announcement of the fact that democracy has been hijacked. The pertinent question now is can the abovementioned officers be called ‘public servants?’ From their function it appears that they are acting more as agents of the capitalist.

      It is also a shame that farmers are being made to say that they feel happy about this plant coming up because they never earned enough from farming. Can a secondary sector of economy be a replacement for the primary sector? If the farmers did not earn enough from farming we have to fix that problem. The solution is not industrialization. Moreover, there is no guarantee that the people who have lost their lands in Singur or other places will get a job in the industry coming up on their land. Right now in Singur some of them have been given daily wage employment to create an illusion that jobs will be created. It is also a shame that CPM has asked its local cadre to stand guard the piece of land meant for Tata plant. In addition to the administration, the political party in power too is at the service of the capitalist class.

      Already voices and action of protest against the surprise initiation of the construction of the plant have sprung up. The people will certainly not allow the government to forcibly push through a process of industrialization which they don’t approve of. They will fight to the end to save their resources which have been a source of livelihood for them for generations.


      Dr Sandeep Pandey
      National Convenor,
      National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM)
      Email: ashaashram@yahoo. com
      Phones: +91 522 2347365, 9415022772


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    • saumitra mohan
      Dear Mr. Pandey, You have made some interesting observations. Well, any one with a simple know-how of economics can definitely say that the output and
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 29, 2007

        Dear Mr. Pandey,

        You have made some interesting observations. Well, any one with a simple know-how of economics can definitely say that the output and productivity from the secondary sector are alwasy better. In fact, as someone right on the ground and in the better know of things, I can definitely say that the project in its totality promises much more than most of those agitating against the project. Yes, there are definitely things which can be discussed and debated.

        Again, about the present of officials during the bhumi pujan, please mind that all these officers were there more as part of their law and order duty and in their overall supervisory capacity than for the pujan specifically. Their presence actually marks their high level of commitment to their duties and as such they should not be dragged into the controversy. Moreover, as the government officials, it shall always be our duty to carry out the decision and directions of popularly elected government. If govt servants start questioning the will of the people reflected and represented by the govt, then one can imagine the chaos the same may lead to.

        Again, I take this opportunity to say that Singur sympolises a big change in the entire process of governance and a big change is always greeted with resistance from the differents interests involved, vested and not so vested. One is convinced the entire debate and resistance stemming from the Singur acquisitions would lead to postive changes in the process of governance in this country.

        So, pl be positive and keep a positive outlook.

        Saumitra Mohan, IAS,
        Additional District Magistrate & Collector,
        Office of the District Magistrate, 
        Chinsurah, Hooghly, West Bengal (INDIA). PIN-712101.
        Phone: 033-26806456/26802043(O)/26802041(R).
        Fax: 033-26802043.
        Mobile: 91-9831388803/9434242283.

        From: DailySouthAsian <indopakpeacemarch@...>
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        Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 06:28:11 +0000 (GMT)

        Dr Sandeep Pandey <ashaashram@yahoo. com> wrote:


        SINGUR UPDATE: Administration & CPM cadre protect the interest of Tata
        ----------

        from Kolkata
        PRESS RELEASE
        Dated: 25th January, 2007

        SHAMELESS ABUSE OF ADMINISTRATION FOR TATA�S CAR PLANT

        When the bhoomi-pujan for Tata�s small car plant in Singur was performed on 21st January, without any pre-announcement to preempt the protesters, M.V. Rao, State Director of Industries, District Magistrate Binod Kumar, Inspector General of Police (Western Range) Arun Gupta and Abhijit Mukherjee, the Block Development Officer, were in attendance to ensure that it was a smooth sailing for the company. The blatant abuse of administrative machinery to serve the interests of private capital is an announcement of the fact that democracy has been hijacked. The pertinent question now is can the abovementioned officers be called �public servants?� From their function it appears that they are acting more as agents of the capitalist.

        It is also a shame that farmers are being made to say that they feel happy about this plant coming up because they never earned enough from farming. Can a secondary sector of economy be a replacement for the primary sector? If the farmers did not earn enough from farming we have to fix that problem. The solution is not industrialization. Moreover, there is no guarantee that the people who have lost their lands in Singur or other places will get a job in the industry coming up on their land. Right now in Singur some of them have been given daily wage employment to create an illusion that jobs will be created. It is also a shame that CPM has asked its local cadre to stand guard the piece of land meant for Tata plant. In addition to the administration, the political party in power too is at the service of the capitalist class.

        Already voices and action of protest against the surprise initiation of the construction of the plant have sprung up. The people will certainly not allow the government to forcibly push through a process of industrialization which they don�t approve of. They will fight to the end to save their resources which have been a source of livelihood for them for generations.


        Dr Sandeep Pandey
        National Convenor,
        National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM)
        Email: ashaashram@yahoo. com
        Phones: +91 522 2347365, 9415022772


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