Anti-India and anti-Modi forces working to disturb the peace and pace of growth of India
There is no smoke without a fire. The ugly episode in Wistron Corporation at Narsapura (around 60 km from Bengaluru in Karnataka) is the explosion of a simmering discontent on being exploited and the ready ignition supply from the communists Popular Front of India (PFI) to disturb the peace and pace of growth in Bengaluru, India.
The disproportionate worker’s reaction to the labour issue of more than the lawful hours of work, unpaid for, and the poor facilities besides the delay in salary from some contractors was indeed an external instigation to cause an event that could take international attention of the India detractors immediately. This part of the drama was surely planned if one ties up the national liberal and China reaction to businesses moving to India.
What is the cause for the explosion on this labour issue besides the facts which merit a serious correction by Wistron?
The loss actually is pegged over Rs.40 crores, not verified by audit, but initially sensationalized as Rs.400 crores by media deliberately to show that India is a dangerous place to move to.
India is emerging as a base for manufacturing with its skilled talent pool challenging China, which is arguably on the defense over its pandemic gift to the world and its meaningless belligerence all over.
NaMo has tide over this pandemic with much more success than his detractors, national and overseas had imagined.
Indian states have responded to business interests well from all over the world. The Uttar Pradesh story could be unsettling for many states in India, leave alone the other countries. The next 3-5 yrs will tell the UP story.
The adversaries of NaMo and the government who are essentially funded and supported from outside of India cannot afford a consolidation of this scale and pace by NaMo. The farmer protest may also end up being a damp squib.
So an instigated and well enacted violent drama by some outsiders who were not even employees of Wistron and the immediate and extensive attention it got in the liberal media and the China PR page, warning the investors who want to shift to India says the rest. The loss actually is pegged over Rs.40 crores, not verified by audit, but initially sensationalized as Rs.400 crores by media deliberately to show that India is a dangerous place to move to.
Lessons we learn from this.
Given the background of Indian society’s strong foundations in Nyaya and Dharma, all foreign investors must be aware that the cow can pounce at you if harassed. Law comes later.
The desperation of the anti-India forces and anti-Modi forces will only increase with their gradual marginalization to a certain and frightening irrelevance. Governments can expect more of these. The punishment in this case must be super fast, exemplary, and well-publicized.
China has everything to lose and nothing to gain from the rise of India. China has upped the stake to a point of “u or me” without understanding the inherent strengths of India and its free society. Free societies have a camaraderie amongst themselves despite rivalries. All India has to do is to continue to move ahead on reforms, rule of law, and most importantly develop foreign investor support centers in all states.
NaMo and his ministries have to communicate more than tweet and Mann ki Baat. NaMo is surprising despite his accomplishments batting (speaking) like Mohinder Amaranth and Sachin when the ground is in his favour.
The rise of India is… “The honey is good and files will come in….” Simple and time will tell.
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.