Friday, November 23, 2007

Flight of capital

[Industry leaders back Buddhadeb Speaking to The Hindu, captains of industry and senior office-bearers of the chambers of commerce said that the State government had shown resolve to tackle matters efficiently and West Bengal’s investment climate would not be impacted by these sporadic incidents. However, alongside they also appealed to every section of society to act responsibly so that the State’s progress was not blocked.
Many felt that these disruptions were basically resistance to the changes that the West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was trying to usher into the State. “Human beings mostly want status quo. And these are basically resistance to change,” they said.]
[The India of today would be unrecognisable to the spirit of those who so readily gave up their lives to bring independence to their motherland. Who remembers the Alipore Bomb Case today? Not many. Kolkata was then the capital of India. The importance of the whole episode is that this bomb was thrown and this case was fought right in the capital of the country, and this is what made the British feel that the very seat of their power was being shaken. — Sunayana Panda, sabda.may2007] 1:22 PM
Kolkata is in turmoil for all the wrong reasons. Struggle for freedom forced the Britishers to shift their Capital a century ago. That was a moment of pride. But today, any flight of capital from the city would be nothing but harakiri. Malicious ganging up against the Chief Minister must stop in the larger national interest. [TNM]

No comments:

Post a Comment