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Vidyadhar Date


A reassuring victory

The victory was gained amidst stiff opposition from section of the bureaucracy and the ruling Shiv Sena party in the municipal corporation which controls BEST. The success is a morale booster for the entire trade union movement.

The administration has contempt for the public

The civic body goes out way not only to provide a free hand-outs to the wealthy but announces them. One is seldom likely to see any signage for amenities for ordinary people, of course few such facilities are there in the first place.

Inverted Priorities

India provides just 1.2 buses per 1000 population, well below South Africa with 6.5 and Russia 6.1. In Bihar it is only 0.02 and in Bengal 0.2 This is an appalling picture of which the Indian ruling class should be ashamed.