The recent fiasco over the Nano project pulling out of Singur, West Bengal is a peffect example of policomy. Wonder what that is? It stands for Political-Economy. Policomy is a social culture developed over past few centuries in India and still remain rooted. It is true that progress is something that cannot be stopped, it can olnly be paused and two Ms were standing on either side of the carpet had given us more than a reason to think, what they’ve done for progress. Does policomy works? Indeed NOT.
Mamta Benerjee donned a sudden role of protogonist, who came out from nowhere to save the apartheid (as she put it) and wanted to rescue all those farmers who were ‘unwilling’ to give-up their land for the Nano project. While another M, Mr. Modi the current CM of Gujarat also came from nowhere, had worked overtime to make sure that Tata’s relocate the project to Gujarat. While one was clearly thinking of Politics, the other was completely thinking of economy. Two contrasting characters, who very well knew what they were doing.
Mamta and Modi were two faces of Policomy, while the fomer choose Politics, the later was wiser to pick ‘economy’. Mamta is a shrewed polititian who wanted to project herself as a savior of the poor, but in the race, she missed the most important part of it, the finish line. More than Mamta, it is the people who can easily be branded as loosers. The so called activists, supporters, party-men are self-blinded and do not think beyond an hour into the future. As always few people’s greed is a wider famine.
Do not practise Policomy, it is a dangerous cancer and people like Mamta are just the breeding grounds.