The Indian state of West Bengal is the home to the world's longest serving democratically elected communist government.
|Disenfranchised in Kolkata|
The state has been known for its strike culture and strong labour movement. It was a 'no-go' area for industrialists and in the mid-1980s its share of India's total industrial output plummeted to less than five per cent.
But now, following on the heels of their Chinese comrades the government is endorsing pro-capitalist reforms and is doing everything to bring the business class back, including moving poor farmers off their land to make way for a car manufacturing plant.
People & Power's Sapna Bhatia reports.
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