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India’s labour laws have been the most politically stubborn areas to reform, standing in the way of China-style industrial acceleration. Now, UP and MP have smartly used Covid’s economic crisis to change labour laws to spur investment and address returning migrants problem. Other states should follow or risk being left behind.

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  1. The changes in labour laws in UP and MP have been done, it is said, to attract manufacturers who want to shift out of China. NOT ONE manufacturer will choose India because of these changes. My reasons are two:
    1) a known devil is better than an unknown devil. No one will leave China because they have lived with that “devil” for long and lived quite comfortably. COVID will soon become a passing memory
    2) The changes in labour law done by Adityanath and the MP CM are REPUGNANT. Today’s bourgeois are not heartless tzars of a bygone era. They are decent, civilized people who believe in making a profit by winning enticing competition battles, and not by sucking the blood of a poor labourer. Only the BJP supporter baniyas will find these inhuman law-changes mouthwatering, but they are not invited to the party!
    By these changes, and by giving a go-ahead for them, only Narendra Modi, Adityanath, and others in the BJP have unwittingly revealed the hateful side of their personality.

  2. I think you at the print are sick. You have made no mention of the suspension of the rights of workers, the plan to suspend their right to human working conditions and the attempts to create conditions that render them slaves. This kind of false, misleading reporting is to be condemned and is a true reflection of your elitist stance. The poor be damned!! You have shown a total lack of truthfulness and empathy, which your Editor in Chief waxes so eloquently about. Shame on you .

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