The responses published below, picked out from the Times of India online edition are enough to show what it means to have sensible governance.
One can not help comparing with Tamilnadu which failed to attract Nano.
The reason is Mr Karunanidhi does not want to compete with
What a strange logic!
Or is there any logic in this?
On the contrary, the one point agenda of the present government and its party is to plunder the state.
There is no time and mind to think about what is good to the state or what good must be done to the State.
There is darkness – in the literal sense too – due lack of any sense that is needed for governance.
The most unproductive expenses are in the name of freebies – with no money left for even buying electricity in time.
The most astonishing arrival of revenues are in the name of liquor –
ruining many a family whose earnings are robbed by the Tasmac.
Give them rice for one rupee, says the Chief minister.
When people complain how pungent it smells, the minister asks them to spray scent before eating.
This makes the poor, illiterate women who complained - to burst into laughter and expectedly (by the minister who made this remark), they forget their woes.
If someone complains how they could get money to buy the scent,
our benevolent CM may even supply scent bottles at ration shops.
If they complain again, the free TVs are there.
They will forget their woes by watching some serial.
This is the way Tamilnadu is being run.
The Tatas have a struck a deal in
Should we in Tamilnadu not be entitled to get – not just Tatas –
but a better governance?
The two responsive and responsible CEOs
TOI: From Bengal to Gujarat, it's the same country and two very different stories. What lessons do you draw as a senior business leader?
Tata: I don't know how much problem that we faced was really that of the farmers. I would just say that political opposition and political aspiration should always be subordinated to the better welfare of the country or the state. I don't know who would be the losers. You have talked about ourselves being one of the losers in the sense of losses owing to time overruns. But I wonder what we have left behind. I am sure
[7 Oct, 2008 2121hrs IST]
Maulik Bhalodia, Vadodara, says: Jai Bharat!!! If u all closely watch the incident of singur, so called communist and secular leaders puts Bengol 100 years back...we do not need these kind of leaders... If we want to progress we should elect persons like Modi.. If he is not secular we don't want secular leader... And all who hates Modi please come to gujarat and see what is leadership, what is dedication of CM, What is Progress, What is Decision, why people of gujarat still love him... he is not a bad person... whole image is created by others. people will lose all projects due to the cheap politics, not only NANO. this is the small thing happened to them.. I salute my Chief Minister... and i am proud of that Mr Narendra modi is chief minister of my state...
[8 Oct, 2008 0207hrs IST]
YD, Canberra, says: It might come as a surprise to some but I recently (about 7 months ago) visited India and went to Gujarat and found that Gujarat is the most secular, law abiding, hard working and corruption-less state. I stayed in a hotel owned by a Muslim but amazingly majority guests were Hindus. I tasted the best vegi meals in that hotel. I did not see any resentment among Muslims. I was told by many Muslims that their lot is far better in Gujarat than Muslims in other states. Please media do not dance to the tune of Congress and anti-nationals, give us the truth unless Indian media can not handle the truth. Gujarat today is equal to any European country, look where rest of India is.
[8 Oct, 2008 0347hrs IST]
Darshan, Ahmedabad, says: I am from Ahmedabad and have closely watched Modis style of working. Let me throw some light on how he clinched the deal. 1. Stayed in touch with Ratan Tata since problems begun at Singoor. 2. Before one year this land was acquired by government from university. How much farsightedness. 3. In two weeks time entire land acquisition was completed. Today it was transferred to tatas. 4.Connecting site with building six lane road work already begun. Land acquired for road and farmers happily gave it. 5. Now we will see how fast this project will be implemented. Its celebration time in gujarat. Gujarat chamber of commerce and industry is organizing fireworks near by and I am going to join thousand of proud Gujaratis ... Bye
[7 Oct, 2008 2019hrs IST]
Vishal, Ahmedabad, says: Lets keep it simple for business. The site is only 30 kms away from Ahmedabad city, its situated on a 4 lane (and greatly laid down) highway. A railway line runs parallel to the highway. Moreover, this highway connects Ahmedabad to Mundra and is soon going to be converted to 6 lane pretty soon. This land is not to be acquired from anyone, and the farmers, whole land is going to be acquired, would be happy to sell, and set up their own small businesses around the plant (the ever enterprising Gujju spirit). Add to this the great business environment in Gujarat, and you get the reason why Tata selected Gujarat.
[7 Oct, 2008 1735hrs IST]