It is heard that Jyothi Basus ancestral home is in Bangladesh. Was it the reason for his soft corner towards Bangladeshi immigrants illegally living in India?
The other reports in various mediums that he was born in then Calcutta are factually incorrect going by the detailed reports of his visit to his ancestoral home.
I don't think he had any soft corner for the Bangladeshis more than any other politicians who have displayed similar tendencies in the past as in Assam where they allowed these people to settle on inspite of the repatriation efforts post-1971 war. They created them as vote banks and then naturalaised their stay with other official documents. Same thing has been happening with respect to the large scale migration from Bangladesh. The Govt just looked the other way. But the point is, in West Bengal, the Le ...more
Basu considered Bangladeshis and Indians and all South Asians as a part of HIndustan and wasn't intent on building up patriotism by singing over British created entities like "INdia".....
Bangladeshi immigrants are here because India Inc wants them here. If u hire a desi worker, u have to make him permanent in 1 year time period, and after that u have to give him bonus, sign him up for PF / ESI etc. Bangladeshi immigrants don't qualify for those perks, but nevertheless they are willing to work in India citing loss of opportunity back home. Can u imagine how desperate one has to be t ...more