How are they making money and where is the party workers money? Party leaders doesnt have much investments in coperative firms and party channels. Most of money is coming from investors - small and large. Even MPs and MLAs have to give a part of the salary to party funds. Thats why party workers are not fighting for positions. This is how party is getting money. They also collect money from public. This is one of the reason Abdullakutty quoted against party while joining COngress. Once he also said that.But people have really got fed up with CPM because, while the leaders of the so called people's party are intelligently making money (by dirty means), those who actually follow the principles of the party are made to work like donkeys and don't enjoy any benefit.
Hmm, in 2002, the only thing at Kakkanad was Kusumagiri? That shows how well informed you are.
I know for a fact (not speculation, FACT) that the government was actively promoting Technopark those days. Companies who wanted to set up shop in CEPZ (because of the VSNL Gateway) were strongly discouraged and packed off to Technopark. IT development was 'permitted' only after Technopark attained some kind of critical mass. When development did come, it took off well, and it is no wonder that it attracted world wide interest, including TECOM's.
And your speculation that Ummen Chandy (BTW, I reported your post for twisting the name to a vulgar and derogatory term, not that I expect anything out of it) and Kunhalikutty were going to get crores have the same validity of my speculation that the current stalemate is because of the question of how to share the same crores between your comrade leaders.
Both speculation. No proof. Oh, I forgot. Our dear comrade leaders can't do any evil, while those dirty politicians are neck deep in it. Same tactics of the great paper that informs the truth early.
Proof? How can one prove something that was verbally told? I don't know if there was a Govt Order or anything on that, but the answer I got from my bosses, and from the VSNL folk at the gateway was exactly that. It was common knowledge among the circle that time.^^:lol: Seems like you are good at writing fictitious stuff. Just show the proof that the Govt arm twisted IT comps to start operations at Technopark. If you can't do that just stop bringing in Technopark in the discussion. :bash:
Proof? How can one prove something that was verbally told? I don't know if there was a Govt Order or anything on that, but the answer I got from my bosses, and from the VSNL folk at the gateway was exactly that. It was common knowledge among the circle that time.
That may be true. Policies change from time to time.We've also heard stuff like this. how Wipro was forced to take up space in Infopark and how CTS was arm twisted to take up space in Technopolis. We even heard a Satyam official blasting Govt for having been told to go to Kochi when they asked for space in TVM. :lol:
I agree with your points.Arunpr, thanks for the clarifications. this is not the forum, and I have no interest in discussing party politics or ideology. So I will pass that.
I was away from Kakkanad for the early half of this decade. But what I know is that when Kinfra park was being set up, companies were DENIED permission to set up IT operations in favour of Technopark. When that (stupid) policy changed, companies started thronging to the area. That included DIC.
Now, there is no point in talking about all those. Let us focus on the Smart City problem.
Let me summarize what I gather from your previous posts.
1. The UDF leaders wanted to give undue favours to DIC, while they set up an IT park here
2. The leaders were expecting to get huge bribes in return.
3. The LDF re-negotiated the terms to their satisfaction, since they were not expecting any kickback, resulting in the framework agreement that is published at the GoK website (that you posted here)
If you agree that these are your basis points, we can debate on the further issues.
I am not telling that DIC is evil. DIC could able to attract only 10000 jobs in Dubai Internet City in 10 years, which is almost same as the current strength of Infopark Kochi. Govt is expecting TECOM to do a better job than Infopark Kochi. Thats why govt signed an agreement with TECOM. But they couldnt able to do anything in the last 3 years, after signing the agreement. TECOM couldnt able to attract any major company to Malta Smaty City also. Thats why govt is planning to look for other investors. Govt is sceptical about the financial and execution capabilities of TECOM. In 2007, govt had other options too. But the discussions with TECOM was at final stages and it was easy for govt to ink an agreement with TECOM.Well, if the DIC is so evil, unviable and unaffordable, then why didn't the LDF govt kick them out in the beginning? Why did they sign the framework agreement that includes the clause for 'freehold'?
And yes, the blame on media. Sure! Everything is media creation onlee saar! As usual, you are thinking 20 years behind. This would have worked 20 years ago.
Do you REALLY think much of your own cadres believe that BS?
Same will the case for TCS also.I was away from Kakkanad for the early half of this decade. But what I know is that when Kinfra park was being set up, companies were DENIED permission to set up IT operations in favour of Technopark. When that (stupid) policy changed, companies started thronging to the area. That included DIC.
Boss, I was with KINFRA in business development in (2001-2002). It was the Kinfra Information Technology & Electronics Park (KITEL) which was christened as INFOPARK later. Nobody had denied permission to set up operations from that Park.I was away from Kakkanad for the early half of this decade. But what I know is that when Kinfra park was being set up, companies were DENIED permission to set up IT operations in favour of Technopark. When that (stupid) policy changed, companies started thronging to the area. That included DIC.
Same here too. I have been seeing the first TCS facility in Technopark, (Training Centre) from late 1990s itself. It was later expanded as 'PEEPUL PARK', the global training centre in about 50 acres. This has happened before the request for land in Infopark. In Technopark too TCS had sought 14 acres for Development Centre. Just as in Infopark, they had been allotted the same in Technopark. Now, TCS is about the start the construction of the development centre in the 14 acres SEZ. (Tata Realty is the PMC & Shapoorji Pallonji are the contractors).Same will the case for TCS also.
TCS asked for 50 acres of land in Infopark for a development centre in 2005 itself. Govt gave land in Technopark and now the development centre is almost finished. Later govt gave only 14 acres of land in Infopark, Kochi.
Good news. Thanks for the clarification and info. Is it the Kochi centre or Technopark centre ?Now, TCS is about the start the construction of the development centre in the 14 acres SEZ. (Tata Realty is the PMC & Shapoorji Pallonji are the contractors).
Arun,Good news. Thanks for the clarification and info. Is it the Kochi centre or Technopark centre ?
Dileep, I think I know a brief outline of your curriculum vitae…Your stint overseas as well as your present company.Sudheesh, I assume you know/guess where my information comes from. .
Probably the KITEL started after the policy change.
Well, I have 'reliable second hand' (ie, the my boss heard it, and told me) information on what I said. We will know the truth when Aruna Sundarraj writes her service story. Let us agree to disagree right now.As I have mentioned earlier, I have the first hand information of the Govt’s request to Wipro to take space in Infopark and not in Technopark.