RSS sees journey from 'Red Bengal' to 'Saffron Bengal'

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New Delhi, Oct 11: While the Tatas driving their Nano to Gujarat is hitting the headlines, the RSS sees it as a journey from 'Red Bengal' to 'Saffron Gujarat' for the world to see the difference the BJP could make towards the march to modernity.

In its editorial comment, Organiser, the RSS mouthpiece, said while under normal circumstances a car manufacturer setting up a plan in any particular state should be no big deal, the Nano's drive out was propelled by Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee's 'obstinacy' and CPI-M's 'obduracy' in an era when countries and states are aggressively wooing the investors.

Tatas are not just another corporate house but 'pride of India' building a reputation for itself over the decades. Their decision to choose Gujarat after a wasted and disappointing experience in West Bengal has made history.

Their choosing Gujarat is more of a 'home coming', the paper observed.

Taking a dig at Marxists, the editorial said they are not known to be enterpreneur savvy having pulled down Bengal for decades of its rule from its status as number one industrial state to 'graveyard of industries'.

The state had decayed to an abyss of poverty and illiteracy under the Marxists. Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee attempted to change format in 'crude arrogant', top-down type Chinese way.

The Tata's decision to locate their Nano plant in Singur had raised Marxist CM's stocks perhaps helping him record victory in the last assembly elections, the paper said.

He at least had become 'temporary dream merchant'. The Tata's had lost Rs 1,500 crore and two years in archiac brinkmanship of Mamata and the Left, the paper remarked.

Hailing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the 'winner' in the bargain, the Organiser complimented the Nano's shifting to Sanand as a 'big endorsement' of Gujarat as the most attractive investment destination.

Mr Modi, unlike the Congress CMs, was wooing the industries with developed infrastructure.

''He is a doer. He has the courage, character and commitment to walk his political class. That marks him apart from the rest of Indian political class,'' the RSS organ observed.


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