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The Troublemaker

Obsessed with hurting the Tatas, Russi Mody unveils a new plan

The Troublemaker
The Troublemaker
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-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

ALTHOUGH defeated in the last Lok Sabha elections, Russi Mody, the 80-year-old former Tisco managing director, has by no means thrown in the towel. Get ready Jamshedpur, Mody's got plans to launch the Jamshedpur Workers' Union, in an effort to resist the "tyranny" let loose by the Tisco management.

 If the union takes root, Mody will create corporate history in India—and possibly the world—with the former CEO forming a union in a company which he once headed. Mody explains that membership of the union would not be confined to Tata workers alone, but workers of all Jamshedpur factories and the captive coal mines of Tisco too. He hopes to rope in over 80,000 workers. "Although I am prepared to serve as the president of the union, I will never stand for elections again," Mody announced at a press conference in Calcutta.

"Today, Jamshedpur is a sad city," he says. "Although the workers are financially relatively better off, they have lost their self-respect and live in fear. I will do my...

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