Not that we needed further proof, but here is yet another story in the Indian Express that exposes the Left’s profound hypocrisy in India, especially the national leadership’s attacks on the marginally progressive CM of Bengal. What’s their beef with him this time?
He’s talking to the Salim group of companies in Indonesia, known for its links with former President Suharto—in whose regime thousands were murdered—for setting up an industrial park in Kolkata. The comrades obviously don’t want facts to confuse them. For, what they ignore to see is that China, where several CPM delegations are making ‘‘study trips,’’ has opened its doors to Salim group—and rolled out the red carpet. Today, the Salim Group is building a ‘‘five-star world plaza” in Shanghai, It’s also building hotels, developing property and constructing model dairy farms in China.
Not just that, Salim owns a part of COSCO, a company where every director on the board is a Communist party functionary. If the Suharto-tainted Salim group is good enough for the Chinese, it is surely good enough for our Indian comrades. In China’s case, the fact that Suharto’s gangs killed ethnic Chinese should have made matters worse than for our Indian friends.
Maybe it’s time for the PM to consider appointing Sitaram Yechury and Prakash Karat as Indian ambassadors to North Korea and Cuba respectively? How else do we get rid of the menace of the national leadership of the Communist Party? Clearly, they can’t be voted out of office since they were never elected into office, in the first place. The buggers!!