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Is West Bengal Ready for a Change

i Sumana Chakraborty
Category: Politics
Date: 16/04/2011
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Why are people of West Bengal talking of change? After 34 years of communist rule in the state, people are perhaps looking forward to a good governance, which will give them economic and industrial growth. For all these years has the state only drove to maximise the interest of CPM and did nothing for its people? Will a implementation of change also welcome transparency and integrity? If it does then it definitely will attract investors and generate more employment in the state.

But the biggest question is, are we ready for a change yet? Or more importantly do we need any? Will the situation really improve for the commoners or will is it just a mirage that Ms Mamata Banerjee is making us run after?

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Yes

Is West Bengal Ready for a Change

No

Is West Bengal Ready for a Change

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Nothing much had changed in West Bengal in the past 34 years. The state showed no progress in any field of development. There have been marked brain drains owing to lack of opportunities. The remote villages are still grinding under poverty. With a 2 Lakh Crore debt can anything be expected of this Government? Lack of development, indifference towards the poor, mass rigging, muscle power, murders, guns and goons…that’s what defines today communist party in West Bengal. After the Nano project was pulled out , people started doubting the ruling party more.

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Supporting the Maoists, driving the Nano project out of the state that could have generated thousands of employment and an economic growth for the state, impulsive decisions and many more such reasons, make TMC certainly not the choice for West Bengal.

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wat about Industry? wat abt health? wat about Education? wat about Irrigation? wat about basic infrastructure? in this thing....the Left has failed very badly......No actually the change is that CPIM all these 34 years never got more than 50% vote...so it means generally 50-60% were Anti-Left! the main thing was that Opposition was not strong or rather the ruling party ensured that the Opposition remained weak! this did not happen in the 25 years rule of the INC....but 2006 changed the course of action....more and more people started switching camps and 2009 came as a shock for the Left when they had that debacle and things are going more and more worse for the Left...Nothing has improved for the Left and recently the mudslinging by CPIM leaders on Mamata Banerjee has not helped it any further...the anti-establishment voting pattern has skewed more and more in favour of the Opposition....so 13th May is obvious that the Opposition is coming to power as Left is fighting a lost battle!

Posted by on 09/05/2011 at 02:29 AM | X

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West Bengal will change but not in terms of TMC and Congress but the BJP will rule in near future. The unhealthy competition among the both parties to make the minorities playing tool and giving undue advantages, the pais news syndrome among the medias suppressing the actual facts like "Deganga riot". Both of them like the bengali race to be dominated, in fact we are habituated with that. We hate to be the leaders that's why we always vote for the CPIM and now it will be TMC. The one woman leadership wont survive for sure.

Posted by Sekhar Saha on 25/04/2011 at 05:35 PM

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good said

Posted by on 25/04/2011 at 06:35 PM | X

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I can say one thing. If we don't give chance to other we won't be able to understand their capability. Its simple like our career. Suppose we are working with a web development company and if we stick at the same company by year and year we won't be able to understand our value. I remember when I changed my first company I was bit tensed about my change. But I changed finally. But other friends are still working there and their sal has been changed but not as per their expectation. Even they does same work as before. May be they are capable to do better than their current job. So like fresher if we don't give chance they will be like fresher always. So Please give chance at least once. Let see what next?

Posted by Sugata Chaki on 24/04/2011 at 10:41 AM

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As someone attached to the education system I know quite well how rotten it is..incompetent and uneducated people are being employed as teachers, who pay no attention on education and future of students but take pride on being party loyalists. In this state if you do not have political party you will not get a job, even if you are highly qualified!

Posted by Sayantani Adhikary on 24/04/2011 at 12:31 AM

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yess... thats a prevalent truth since ages... even if you want to do something in the private sector, you need political back-up...

Posted by Sumana Chakraborty on 24/04/2011 at 12:47 AM

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The intelligent youth doesnt find their bread and butter in the state !!bcoz of n number of reasons!!They stay some wer else and I am sure they don vote either !! So our red jhanda govt is alaways elected without their opinion !! No offence to people residing in kolkata though !!

Posted by on 24/04/2011 at 01:08 AM | X

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@arnab,anamus,,,basically for all this times,,we are only saying poriborton ,,change,,but ,,can any1 tell me,,has anytime mamate banerjee the honourable CM told the ppl abt the change??is the change of colour,or just change iof faces,is what they want,,or the ppl want..i think sadly,,this has what got into the mind of th ppls here,,evry1 is just busy with poiting with faults of CPm,,but have ever anytime drawn on the isues that TMC dint coporeate with govenrment,,is it just spelling out some RHYMES,,in the political stage,,,like "lalila aelo laila galo aebar aelen mamata"..............does only this and total promotions has got into the mind,,but we obviously need a change,,,we need a change in the mindset of the bengalis here,,totally,,,,only the times will tell,,,,for how many yrs will the tmc WILL STAY,,WE WANT development,,but seriously speaking,,,utopian ideas,,crept in,,sadharon manush je timire chilo sei timirei thakte hobe bole mone hocche" even TMC is suppoting the hawker mess in the streets like CPM>>

Posted by Tanumoy Hazra on 30/05/2011 at 01:14 PM

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From 2003 to 2010 I ran a software company that sold Business Analytics products to Indian BPO companies. I was there every two months visiting various cities with BPO companies. Spent a lot of time in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, even Pune. Never had a reason to go to Calcutta or Kerala just because we did not find enough BPO companies there! Both these states need to really llok at what's happening elsewhere in the country and keep things moving forward! I am guessing that this debate.fm is from Calcutta and seeing all of you guys participate here, I am rooting for you all to change this! Remember Gandhi - We are the change we want to see in the world!

Posted by Nari Kannan on 20/04/2011 at 02:25 AM

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1.Literacy rate 77.08% which is 3 % higher than d national avg. 2.Decadal birthrate is 11.07 %.national avg is 13.1 %. 3.Female 2 male ratio is 950:1000.At national lvl its 914:1000. Left has made this possible. Now, the question is what is the change that we really need? Ans remains with us.... The thinking caps and apps should really be used to ponder ourself in a much deeper concern..have we induced any change in us? How do you think a party can bring a difference in the mental state of people which still happens to be very rigid and self-inflated? Politically and personally..I wouldn't appreciate the leadership of an insane lady...i demand alternatives! :P

Posted by Abhirup Chatterjee on 19/04/2011 at 02:17 PM

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I wish for alternatives also :D

Posted by Anirban Saha on 21/04/2011 at 02:03 AM

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Ha ha ha !! :D Start stand up comedies dude !! U will be a instant hit !!

Posted by on 24/04/2011 at 01:03 AM | X

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To add, you can not ignore the call for "changes" is igniting the age old "anti establishment stance" of youth...

Posted by Kamanashish Roy on 16/04/2011 at 01:52 PM

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Link ey click korle tor konmo comment kintu dekhachhe naa !! :(

Posted by Sanjib Chakravorty on 16/04/2011 at 02:05 PM

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That is the million dollar question :)

Posted by Angsuman Chakraborty on 16/04/2011 at 06:57 PM

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"Change" is an abstract term. What is the change that we are looking for - just change in power will not do much good... The credibility and structure of the political group that is trying to get into the power is more important. To add, the concerned group is trying to capture the portfolio more on the ground of Anti-Left stance rather than highlighting their own road of action or profiles. Would it be wrong if I say that the majority of the supporters are mainly Anti-Left rather then Pro-TMC...

Posted by Kamanashish Roy on 16/04/2011 at 01:48 PM

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The change in the present structure, the existing system...a change that can generate some hopes that WB is not at all a dead state. I think , you are right. Majority of the supporters are Anti-Left rather than Pro-TMC. It means that these people were not supporter of TMC, not even Congress. Then whom they supported?Once upon a time perhaps they supported the Left. Suddenly what happens?Why do these people take a 180% turn and become TMC supporter?After being deprived for 25 years when people want a change in this system of deprivation, the word 'change' becomes an important word rather than being abstract.

Posted by on 18/04/2011 at 09:20 PM | X

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PS:35 Years

Posted by on 18/04/2011 at 09:21 PM | X

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Even the associated words are abstract words like as you said "dead state" ... more importantly, the voters are not the same and neither the reasons to vote ... so, lets not compare the reasons to shift ...

Posted by Kamanashish Roy on 18/04/2011 at 09:45 PM

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Yes I guess WB is ready for a change but I am still not sure that we want that change to be TMC ***CONFUSED***.

Posted by Priyanka Singh on 16/04/2011 at 02:09 AM

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Anything other than the Reds !! NOt sure if TMC will be the best but certainly better than Reds !!

Posted by on 16/04/2011 at 03:25 AM | X

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You have spotted it Arnab. Are you sure TMC will be better considering all the party activities? Are we trying to change for the sake of change?

Posted by Saikat Sengupta on 16/04/2011 at 12:13 PM

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@arnab and why so? We all say that nothing has happened over last 35 years - do we all have enough data to support our views? Or is it just an anti-establishment stance of an youth!!

Posted by Kamanashish Roy on 16/04/2011 at 01:51 PM

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lalay lal lal shalam

Posted by on 18/04/2011 at 11:51 AM | X

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Is it possible to be sure now about TMC performance?Were people sure about the performance of the Left 35 years back? In comparison to the Left TMC is a start-up and it is a demand for a new and fresh system rather than an anti-establishment stance. and by the way we do not need an establishment that provides us nothing...

Posted by on 18/04/2011 at 09:37 PM | X

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i want a change...a change in attitude, where the leaders will not be able to take us voters for granted... no one will take my state as their private property, and governments will be driven by corporate policies of "perform or perish"!!!

Posted by Sayantani Adhikary on 24/04/2011 at 12:34 AM

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@Kamanashish Roy: Dude !! Data ?? Kidding me ?? Whats the rank of CU today ?? What was it when CPIM took over in 1970 ??

Posted by on 24/04/2011 at 12:57 AM | X

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@Saikat Sengupta:Yeah I spotted it !! Just read again what I said !!! Read once more !! Or I will right it in a simple way once more !!Let it be Any X..Y...Z but not RED JHANDA !!! Not sure sure IF TMC is the best !! But surely better than RED JHANDA !!

Posted by on 24/04/2011 at 01:02 AM | X

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@Kamansinh:" anti-establishment stance of an youth" !! HA HA HA !! :D Thats the problem anybody having an opinion against reds !! U call it "Anti -establishment stance of an youth" This is exactly like Talibans calling Indians terrorist !!

Posted by on 24/04/2011 at 01:33 AM | X

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