Is Mamata Banerjee a bitch who is out to gain political mileage by acting to promote the farmer’s cause or is she the true savior as she seeks to project herself? Well, its hard to answer this especially without knowing the truth behind the protests.
There is definitely a point in the protests but, only if, the farmers are not adequately compensated for their lands and also for their future. What I mean by that is if farmers were paid much below the market prices and if they are not being offered any kind of jobs within the plant, however menial it maybe, that can ensure their future income.
In my opinion the small farmers are better off selling their land and getting employed. Farming is no easy job anymore – We hear news about the suicides from so many parts of the country, don’t we?
Protests, for any other reason, is either purely political or Tata’s corporate rivals could be playing their dirty games to stall the Nano from taking off.
I have to praise Mamata for one thing – the timing of her entry. She waited till the last moments to take up this cause knowing fully well that Tata’s have no option but to settle when the plant is at its final stages. Its too expensive for Tata’s to move anywhere else at this point and this could put the entier Nano thing at risk. She is a shrewd woman, thats for sure.
So whatever may be the motives there is only one way out i.e for Tata’s and the West Bengal Govt. to compromise and give in to some, if not all, of the demands.