REV­O­LU­TION 2011

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

Af­ter 34 years of sur­viv­ing com­mu­nist rule, Bengal Inc has de­cided to pro­vide the new govern­ment some divine sup­port. On Oc­to­ber 29, B.K. Birla, the 90-yearold pa­tri­arch of Bengal in­dus­try in­au­gu­rated Ma­ha­lak­shmi Ma­haya­jna, a mega ha­van where 500odd priests from across the coun­try will pray for nine days for the eco­nomic re­vival of busi­ness in the state. Presided over by Prakharji Ma­haraj of Harid­war, the event is hap­pen­ing on a de­serted Howrah Jute Mill ground in Shibpur, next to the river Hooghly. “Even the gods should help the Chief Min­is­ter who is work­ing so hard to turn the fi­nan­cial for­tunes of the state,” says San­jay Bud­hia, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Pat­ton Group, which is pro­vid­ing water tanks for the event. Is this what Ma­mata Ban­er­jee meant by parivartan?

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