Sunday, July 01, 2007

Kerala Left behind: No organised retail

The Kerala Lefties are at it again: throttling enterprise.

They now plan to ban organised retail.

KOCHI, JULY 1: The Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala is all set to bring in a law to ban corporate retailers, both Indian and MNCs, in the state.


This would be the first attempt of its kind in the country. Divakaran said the Left in Kerala doesn’t intend to draw the line for big retailers at peddling food grains, as Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee did for Bengal a few days ago. It will be a blanket ban and, according to the minister...

“We don’t want to tell MNCs from Indian corporates, both are bad for the state. We don’t want to go for a conditional or limited ban because we really don’t want them here at all,” Divakaran said.

This reveals the commies for what they are: a bunch of power hungry, control obsessed despots (not that it was ever in doubt). With no real interest in farmers' or citizens' welfare.

And farmers like organised, vertically integrated retailers .. they give them better prices for their crop than the government.
But of course, the commies don't -- they cannot lord over the aam aadmi anymore!

PS: My essay on Medical Education 2 is still pending -- I will post it over the next week.

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