Re: I am a proud Indian but .. (Adivasi and Industrilization)
Dear Mr. Munda:
Thanks for your mail.
In Orissa, 3 years back there was too much noise about 'Naveen Patnaik is an honest CM'. So I thought this is the right time to push our 'intellectual ideas' , Industry and global experience and make Odisha is a developed state. Naveen Patnaik is just like one more politician, who pretends to be honest but in fact more dangerous than Lalu Yadav, who does open corruption; Wby more dangerous - people can't throw him out because he is still under honest mask.
A lot of letters exchanged and responses received. Nothing changed.
What were the suggestions ? Whatever you have mentioned in your e-mail. They are definitely your, mine, state's and tribal people's priority and must or nice to have features;but they are not priorities of our elected leaders or opposition leaders.
Why ? - ghoda ghas se dosti karega to khayega kya?
Who are responsible ?
Illiterate people, who sell votes for a bottle of Whiskey
Literate people, when invited to a political forum, not interested to go/discuss about grassroots level alternatives.Recently, Mr. Sai Prasan organized such an initiative, where about 2000+ educated people invited. only 30+ people turned up.
Where politicians will get money for election when voters demand Rs. 500/- for a Vote ?
Even if Voters don't demand, in India our voters will not give even Re 1/- as a political donation. There is no public financing provision in our constitution. So there is one source - Industrialists. POSCO, TATA, VEDANTA, RELIANCE etc.
Why industrialists will pay if they don't get more than their political donation in return ? And here pollution rules overlooked or bypassed; environmental concerns of activists bypassed; lands are acquired forcefully and mining leases are awarded at throw away prices.
This is a life cycle for survival for politicians, as they have to look at next election; you expect them to show their 'statesmanship'.
Please wake up and be wise. under such circumstances - 'let environment go to hell', 'let state lose crores of rupees', 'let the whole country go to hell' but if some Industry comes to my door step - let us welcome that because I wish to survive first. Let the tigers/elephants/tortoises die. Let there be pollution. But what is possible that, a greedy and filthy rich Industrialists will be benefited by coming to my place and I might get a low paid job in that company through a labor contractor, who will suck 40% of my wages.
Please wake up and live in real world..
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