ACHU'S KERALA AND BUDDHADEB'S BENGALLot of heat without any light is being generated over Smart City issue. The highlights of the allegations of
Smart City critics being
1) DIC is a private firm
2) They are into real estate
3) Land is given free...
4) Corruption ! Corruption !!
There are umpteen links that can disprove these allegations , but I am not going to do that.
Instead, please read this
This news appeared in Telegraph Calcutta.
The West Bengal Govt has INVITED INDONESIA BASED SALIM GROUP AND CIPUTRA
GROUP TO CONSTRUCT AN INTEGRATED SATELLITE TOWNSHIP.
Slated to come up on 390 acres at the junction of Howrah-Amta Road and National Highway 6,
the township will boast of nearly 7,000 bungalows, schools, hospitals, shopping centres and multiplexes..
BLIL will pay CMDA Rs 95 crore to obtain a 999-year lease of the land. The first instalment of Rs 20 crore will be paid to the state government on Tuesday, at the time of the land registration.
A private firm, a foriegn firm., a TRUE REAL ESTATE FIRM, has been invited to build this township...
THE LAND GIVEN BY WB GOVT == 390 acres AT 24.3 LAKHS per acre ....
So, a private foreign real estate firm can get LAND FOR 24 LAKHS PER ACRE, and in lines with allegations of Smart City critics, can construct A TOWNSHIP, SELL THE FLATS/BUNGALOWS for higher price and make huge profits.
All these in a CITY which is almost 10 TIMES BIGGER THAN OUR SMALL COCHIN.
The same private firm is also going to construct another township, which is 10,000 acres .
No body demanded nor came up with the detailed break up of the land usage, like the sq.ft area that ould be used for toilets, flats and @#$%
No body alleged the Govt of selling land to foriegn mafia...
No body had any paranoid fears of foriegners occupying our land...
Nobody alleged corruption...
Why ? Because, it was in Bengal !!!
Here, we have a different, albino version of communists, who are not communists nor capitalists. They are hooligans,anti socials and criminals.
It is sad that we keep voting for the same bunch of useless hypocrites, who scuttle each and every development intitiative using the same old arguments of "corruption, bourgeois, CIA conspiracy, globalisation, capitalism blah blah"
Can their model of development create employment ? Ofcourse yes, but employment of a different kind...
Soon,the jobless millions of Kerala will have to do this on an all India basis...
CAG report has mentioned that by 2008, Kerala Govt. will not be able to pay even the salaries to employees. So what ? let us have a 3 day bandh against that !
Listening to Achu, one cannot but feel that there should be a retirement age for politicians. This octogenarian politician lacks vision and ability to think (he need not have it now, it is high time he should think of retiring instead of harassing the
new generation). He keeps howling against each and every thing in the world.