Friday, September 05, 2008

After amusement park, CPM forays into luxury hotel sector

The corporate brochure distributed among potential investors describes the Hotel project as
“A luxury hotel in Calicut (now Kozhikode) with star facilities and mesmerising ambience, which will cater to the requirements of international and our own high flying business travellers,”.
The rich corporate is none other but the company "Kozhikode District Co-operative Travel and Tourism Society" that the CPM recently floated for the purpose the running this luxury hotel. The company has already acquired 58 cents of land from an ailing industrial unit near the historic Mananchira Square in Kozhikode and is in talks for the adjacent 2.5 acres of land.

Yes you heard it right they aquired land form an "ailing industrial unit" for bourgeoisie purpose

The Kozhikode District Co-operative Travel and Tourism Society is headed by a retired city police commissioner but it has several CPM leaders, including city mayor M Bhaskaran, member of parliament M Sati Devi, party’s district unit secretary T P Ramakrishnan, and private secretaries of Tourism and Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and Co-operation Minister G Sudhakaran on its board.

Who says CPM guys donot have luxury. I am sure CPM Minister Sreemathi would say "staying in a luxury hotel is not a bourgeois concept and the proletariat also needed it"


Monday, September 01, 2008

Kerala CPM splitwide open due to Amusement Park

Even though advertisements released in leading newspapers said the chief minister VS would inaugurate “one of India’s largest water theme amusement parks”, VS conveniently admitted himself to a hospital a “blood pressure complaint” on the eve of the inauguration. Of course, we who have seen VS operate do understand the root cause of his blood pressure. How can a person who has consider himself to be champion of working class be seen promoting an amusement park?

The speakers are the function also did not make any mention of the chief . However, the CPM leaders acknowledged the contributions of late chief minister E K Nayanar, who laid the foundation stone for the Rs350mn Vismaya Infotainment Centre.

The health minister Sreemathy said
entertainment was not a bourgeois concept and the proletariat also needs it.
With entry fee is Rs300 per head on working days and Rs375 on weekends, i am not sure how many of proletariat can manage to enter the amusement park. Average daily wage of a laborer is about Rs 211.

It is sheer hypocrisy that the party who was leading agitation against Coca Cola for excessive usage of ground water has started a Water theme park which would need 25,000 liters of water in an hour