I wonder what Mamatha Bannerjee wanted? Just to flex her political muscle or was there a bigger plan. I am not politically savvy, but I do understand that a large enterprise like the one at Singrur would have meant employment, steady income and development for the place. I read elsewhere that her provocative speeches were just arm twisting tactics aimed at coercing the state government to accept Trinamool Congress’ demand of returning land to the farmers. The Indian Express says that today a 65 year old farmer named Sushen Santra committed suicide by consuming pesticide. His three sons worked in the Tata ancillaries and the family stands to lose the Rs.300/- a day daily wage earned by each of them.
What makes politicians think that they have no social responsibility? What makes them act only for vote banks and not for the greater good of the people? Why do ordinary people and the media make them so powerful?
Tata will go elsewhere, Mamatha will survive. The farmer will remain dead and his sons unemployed.