Modi accused of starting auto 'rat race'

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  1. rcscwc

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    A highly biased article, to start with.



    Comment: What a shameless, communal act by Modi. That it?

    Hehe. Was India Inc shocked enough to rush into or out of Gujarat?


    Haha.:emot161:


    Cheated of what, Alagiri?


    Pursuade or pressurise?

    Haha. Surmount them first. Easy as cheese, as Modi has shown.


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    Alagiri should worry lest Modi invites shifting of TN capital to Gujarat!!! Hahaha.
     
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    What's wrong with an auto 'rat-race'? Competition is good among states. It will galvanize them and make them seek to offer better incentives, a better legal and political, as also infrastructural environment for business.

    And 'accused' by who? The writer's mama? LOLZZ.
     
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    HAHAHAHA! Wow! Congress can't seem to digest NDA's success. What a pathetic political assault that shows UPA's boat drowning in corruption scams and what was their own creation.
     
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    Loved the comments on the article :special27:

    This one was priceless:
    Young, angry nationalistic Indians ftw !
     
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    Where is this article?

    I find no link appended and instead only extracts.

    Please append the link.

    Appended Later:

    Found it.

    Very Deceptive - Cont?
     
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    Is it a crime to be efficient?

    IE seems to think that Modi is committing a crime by being efficient.

    See the analysis below.



    This entry in Media Hall of Shame is regarding a shocking news report in Indian Express.

    IE today in an article Modi accused of starting auto 'rat race' reports how Modi is stealing car projects from other states!

    Surprisingly, the first example IE mentioned was how Tatas moved Singur Nano project Gujarat. According to IE,

    It shocked the entire nation in general and India Inc in particular.

    In the same breath the report also mentions in brackets

    had just been booted out of Singur by Mamata Banerji-stirred controversy

    Media watch is not sure what IE expected Tatas to do? Did they expect Tatas to shelve the project instead of moving to Gujarat. In an interview with Economic times this is what Ratan Tata had to say
    http://tatanano.inservices.tatamoto...ption=com_content&task=view&id=268&Itemid=169

    we have been receiving letters from various state governments ever since we faced problems (at Singur). Land was the main issue. It was a kind of insurance (at the time). But there was a tremendous urgency once we made the statement on 22 August that we would move if things didn't improve as we had already lost a lot of time. We started to respond sometime in September to the offer from the states. We started running around looking at the land. The same people had to look at the land on offer (to make a proper comparison). The Gujarat chief minister moved really fast, and yesterday, we took the decision. In other states there were processes to be gone through or things which the legislative assembly had to do which may or may not happen despite the best intention of the chief minister of the state. Gujarat enjoys the reputation of being an investment-friendly state. So we decided late on Monday evening that we may as well go with Gujarat as everything was in place.

    So if we believe Rata Tata, several State govts approached Tata for the Nano project. Narendra Modi won the project because he was more efficient! Is being efficient a negative trait? It is shocking the a national newspaper of IE stature instead of supporting good governance is running a campaign against it!

    After Nano projects, IE cites example of Ford India and Hyundai who according to IE is planning to shift their expansion projects to Gujarat.

    And, in this case at least, that has not gone down well with other states, in particular Tamil Nadu, which had played host to these foreign companies in the first place. In fact, the attitude is one of being 'cheated'.

    Accusing the Gujarat government of starting a "rat race" by luring industries from other states, a Congress MP from Tamil Nadu today sought Centre's intervention in stalling the reported moves of Ford India and Hyundai to go out of the state for expansion projects.

    It is surprising to see IE using language such as “In fact, the attitude is one of being 'cheated'.” What is the basis to substantiate this claim? Has IE done any survey to claim this or is it purely based on statement of one congress MP K S Alagiri?

    However, IE failed to mention that both Ford and Hyundai have specific reason for evaluating their options outside Tamil Nadu.

    According to reports; http://machinist.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2877&Itemid=2 , Hyundai Motor India has two manufacturing plants in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu and Hyundai is not averse to setting up its third facility in Tamil Nadu or Andhra Pradesh,despite the challenge of labour issues but according to Hyundai having a plant in Gujarat will give the company better access to northern and western India. Additionally, proximity to ports will enhance exports. Now is IE expecting companies to sacrifice their business interests on the altars of secularism?

    Ford http://www.cartradeindia.com/car-bi...p-second-manufacturing-unit-india-113208.html is having second thoughts on the same owing to the growing labour union problems in Tamil Nadu. In Gujarat, companies are not mandated to recognise labour unions. Tamil Nadu, on the other hand, is mulling over enacting a law that requires companies to have a registered and recognised labour union as Maharashtra and West Bengal do.

    On the issue of Labour disputes, IE shamelessly quotes congress MP K S Alagiri

    Barring a few stray incidents, the industrial relations in the state have been satisfactory and there have been no strikes or lockouts in major industries in the state for the last several years, he said.

    While the fact is All is not well on the industrial labour front in Tamil Nadu, with simmering discontent among workers in multinational companies leading to strikes and shutdowns. Labour problems at Hyundai Motor India flare up at regular intervals. The newly-formed workers union at Ford Motor India has written to the state government to intervene on its behalf. In 2006 TN saw 51 strikes and lockouts which went up to 66 in 2007, 86 in 2008 and then came down to 49 in 2009 due to which 2.10 lakh mandays were lost.
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...king-Detroit-of-India/articleshow/6762957.cms

    Lastly, there is a several power shortage in TamilNadu,. Tamil Nadu's power requirement is estimated at 7,177 MUs against an availability of 6,521 MUs leaving a shortage of 656 MUs. While Gujarat is a power surplus state. We are selling about 600 MW of power to other states
    http://www.businessworld.in/bw/2010_04_28_Power_Maharashtra_UP_Worst_Affected.html

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/karnataka/article395217.ece


    It is shocking and disgusting IE is playing into the hands of “secular” politicians and is taking positions which would be detrimental for overall wellbeing for the country.

    This entry in Media Hall of Shame is regarding a shocking news report in Indian Express.

    IE today in an article Modi accused of starting auto 'rat race' reports how Modi is stealing car projects from other states!

    Surprisingly, the first example IE mentioned was how Tatas moved Singur Nano project Gujarat. According to IE,

    It shocked the entire nation in general and India Inc in particular.

    In the same breath the report also mentions in brackets

    had just been booted out of Singur by Mamata Banerji-stirred controversy

    Media watch is not sure what IE expected Tatas to do? Did they expect Tatas to shelve the project instead of moving to Gujarat. In an interview with Economic times this is what Ratan Tata had to say

    we have been receiving letters from various state governments ever since we faced problems (at Singur). Land was the main issue. It was a kind of insurance (at the time). But there was a tremendous urgency once we made the statement on 22 August that we would move if things didn't improve as we had already lost a lot of time. We started to respond sometime in September to the offer from the states. We started running around looking at the land. The same people had to look at the land on offer (to make a proper comparison). The Gujarat chief minister moved really fast, and yesterday, we took the decision. In other states there were processes to be gone through or things which the legislative assembly had to do which may or may not happen despite the best intention of the chief minister of the state. Gujarat enjoys the reputation of being an investment-friendly state. So we decided late on Monday evening that we may as well go with Gujarat as everything was in place.

    So if we believe Rata Tata, several State govts approached Tata for the Nano project. Narendra Modi won the project because he was more efficient! Is being efficient a negative trait? It is shocking the a national newspaper of IE stature instead of supporting good governance is running a campaign against it!

    After Nano projects, IE cites example of Ford India and Hyundai who according to IE is planning to shift their expansion projects to Gujarat.

    And, in this case at least, that has not gone down well with other states, in particular Tamil Nadu, which had played host to these foreign companies in the first place. In fact, the attitude is one of being 'cheated'.

    Accusing the Gujarat government of starting a "rat race" by luring industries from other states, a Congress MP from Tamil Nadu today sought Centre's intervention in stalling the reported moves of Ford India and Hyundai to go out of the state for expansion projects.

    It is surprising to see IE using language such as “In fact, the attitude is one of being 'cheated'.” What is the basis to substantiate this claim? Has IE done any survey to claim this or is it purely based on statement of one congress MP K S Alagiri?

    However, IE failed to mention that both Ford and Hyundai have specific reason for evaluating their options outside Tamil Nadu.

    According to reports; Hyundai Motor India has two manufacturing plants in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu and Hyundai is not averse to setting up its third facility in Tamil Nadu or Andhra Pradesh,despite the challenge of labour issues but according to Hyundai having a plant in Gujarat will give the company better access to northern and western India. Additionally, proximity to ports will enhance exports. Now is IE expecting companies to sacrifice their business interests on the altars of secularism?

    Ford is having second thoughts on the same owing to the growing labour union problems in Tamil Nadu. In Gujarat, companies are not mandated to recognise labour unions. Tamil Nadu, on the other hand, is mulling over enacting a law that requires companies to have a registered and recognised labour union as Maharashtra and West Bengal do.

    On the issue of Labour disputes, IE shamelessly quotes congress MP K S Alagiri

    Barring a few stray incidents, the industrial relations in the state have been satisfactory and there have been no strikes or lockouts in major industries in the state for the last several years, he said.

    While the fact is All is not well on the industrial labour front in Tamil Nadu, with simmering discontent among workers in multinational companies leading to strikes and shutdowns. Labour problems at Hyundai Motor India flare up at regular intervals. The newly-formed workers union at Ford Motor India has written to the state government to intervene on its behalf. In 2006 TN saw 51 strikes and lockouts which went up to 66 in 2007, 86 in 2008 and then came down to 49 in 2009 due to which 2.10 lakh mandays were lost.

    Lastly, there is a several power shortage in TamilNadu,. Tamil Nadu's power requirement is estimated at 7,177 MUs against an availability of 6,521 MUs leaving a shortage of 656 MUs. While Gujarat is a power surplus state. We are selling about 600 MW of power to other states

    It is shocking and disgusting IE is playing into the hands of “secular” politicians and is taking positions which would be detrimental for overall wellbeing for the country.



    http://mediashame.blogspot.com/2010/12/is-modi-is-cheating-by-being-more.html
     
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    All Gujaratis are good businessmen.

    Motels are known as Potels since the Patels ride high in the Motel business.

    The Mama and Papa shops abroad.

    Therefore, Modi is no different and he is doing it for the State!

    Here I would give credit to Modi and I don't find any cause for others to complain. They should similarly give Modi a run for the money!
     
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    Why blame Modi for luring Tata Nano plant to Gujarat when it was Mamata Banerjee, despite enough resilience shown by Ratan Tata in the face of protests, some of them orchestrated, simply booted the plant out of Singur? Modi is doing what he should be doing. Brining business to Gujarat and kudos to him for that. Mamata Banerjee can, in the meanwhile, keep eyeing that West Bengal CM's post on the blood and lives of many ordinary citizens, and while she is at it, she can also exploit federal funds to shameless invest them in building shopping complexes, hospitals and parks in West Bengal while virtually ignoring all other states. Again, I believe it is my fault that I am expecting anything better from her, since 'shame' is indeed a handicap in political life. Is she any better than Lalu Prasad?
     
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    I can only laugh at Mr.alagiri.. Hyundai has been begging the TN govt to control the unions for too long.. Alagiri should only blame his own party for encouraging unions instead of modi..
     
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    If Mamta ecer becomes CM of WB, all that trouble about Singur will visit and haunt her.

    Lalu is unmatched. When NDA first planned upgrade of NHs, Laloo opposed the move. He was openely telling in public rallies that only the rich will benefit from highways, as their cars will crush the poor who were walking and SHALL be walking.
     
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    You are absolutely correct. West Bengal may be in the frying pan, but under Mamata, it will be on fire. In any event, the biggest problem with West Bengal are the intelligentsia and armchair commentators and the gullible multitude who are easily swayed by emotional rhetoric! If West Bengal is in a bad shape today, then it is only by the choice of the people; and whatever it will be in future will be by their choice as well.
     
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    West Bengal will become Waste Bengal?

    I hope the erratic woman stays in Delhi.

    One thing good is that being in Delhi, the Punjabi flashiness has hit her.

    She no longer dresses like a maid. She wears her saree more fashionably and sweats less if one goes by her not wiping her face with the anchal every two minutes!

    And the Communists must go too!
     
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    Ray Sir,

    I have a feeling that if we organised a boxing match with Mamata on one side and Geelani, Mirwaiz and Arundhati Roy on the other, Mamata will emerge victorious.

    Said that, although West Bengal's industries have suffered lot under Basu, I personally appreciate the efforts of Buddha for employment generation and industrialisation.

    But then, that's me.
     
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    WB is stuck between devil and the deep sea. No credible alternative is there. Ray Sir for CM???
     
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    I'm not sure if the situation in WB is that grim. With Infy agreeing to set up a campus in Calcutta, we have all major IT giants in WB, Rajarhat too is coming off very strongly and will have world class infra; add to this it's proximity to Airport, anyone can predict this place gonna provide bread and butter for a huge number of people. That is, only if Mamata doesn't try to pull off a Singur in Rajarhat as well.

    And Bengalis outside Bengal DO need to stop cliched rant - 'Banglar kichu ar hobe na', it's very bad press they are giving to the state. Either put up or shut up.
     
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    Yusuf Ray sir for CM.Other than bongs have no other option.Why do Bongs have a taste for trade union nonsense i don't understand
     
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    mr rcscwc before quoting form any blog plz read the original article form IE. IE has nowhere criticized Mr modi. it some Congress member K S Alagiri who is companing because few years back unions weren`t allowed to be formed by pupils working car making factories therefore this mp did n`t any job . but unions have been formed and seeing that in future there can be trouble form this union hence car manufacturing companies may have decided to shift their factory to some other state and Gujarat has industry-friendly image. plus tats nano factory is already there with ancillary units.there fore this manufactures form Tamil Nadu wont have trouble for shifting to Gujarat

    the said mp is worrying because once factories are closed in TNhe wont be able to run his own shop. if he has show much worried he must ask tata to shift there areo-sez form Andhra Pradesh to tamilnadu
     
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    The tragedy of this country suckers try to loot the country while people who are trying to make the state progress are shunned down
     
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    FYI these companies are not shifting their manufacturing plants from Tamil Nadu. They are just expanding with new plants in other states and Alagiri is one of the DMK party leaders not congress. Gujarat wont even come to TN in ancillary units and the work force we are producing every year..
    This problem can easily be solved by TN govt.. they are just not doing because of the election next year.. So till the election modi can have some fun with stealing the investments which was meant for TN ...
     
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    Well, if you have read recent news reports, TMC under the 'enlightened' tutelage of Mamata is indeed creating troubles by stirring up passions among the local people. For example, the state government bought land for a power substation long time back from some villagers, now TMC is trying to get these people to protest and extort more money as the property price has gone up. There was a delay in the substation installation and consequent power supply in that area. Sometimes one needs to deal with these protesters and the 'rights activists' with an iron fist and this is where Modi has done a great job where Buddha has failed.
     

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