Looming Danger

INTRODUCTION

Recently West Bengal has been in news reports for problems associated with land acquisition in Singur and Nandigram. The principal opposition leader, Ms. Mamata Banerjee, has been extremely active with her shrill denunciation, hunger strike, her encouragement of ultra-left and Islamic forces and her adamant opposition to the use of farm land for industrial use. I will in this article argue that her adamant opposition to the use of farm land for non-agricultural land is misplaced and that her encouragement of Islamic forces is a looming danger. I understand her anger against CPI(M) but her tactics is incorrect. I will discuss the reasons why industrialization is a must and that some farm land will have to be used for industrialization and urban use. I will point out the dangers of using Islamic forces to score points against CPI(M) and the correct strategy.

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