Farmers’ protests against Tata Motors’ factory in West Bengal in 2008 had forced the company to relocate its plant to ‘industry-friendly’ Gujarat. Image: Contract workers are paid between Rs 4,000 and Rs 6,500 a month. Photograph: Reuters Now, with thousands of farmers claiming that they are being displaced by rapid land acquisition for industry in Gujarat, the story seems to be taking a new turn. Almost all recent labour strikes were declared ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Successor Anandiben Patel isn’t having an easy time, with a protest movement by her own community and new challenges in keeping the mandate. Vinay Umarji reports On Friday, February 19, the Gujarat unit of the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party declared Vijay Rupani, cabinet minister in Chief Minister Anandiben Patel’s government and MLA from Rajkot (West) the next party president in the state. Though a unanimous decision, the appointment of a new state BJP chief was delayed by ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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