03 Oct The 500 re min wage demand by plantation workers in Kerala is legitimate. But catch 22 is if this pay is allowed the planters will feel a financial crunch and might even lead to shifting the focus to other sectors. Suggestions like state taking over the plantations have come from activists. This will lead to creation of yet another ksrtc. The tax paying public is feeling disadvantage of using tax money for pension and pay to ksrtc staffers. The plantation strike and take over by govt also will lead to the same goal. But it is great tool for ldf to galvanize their face. But the moment election is announced, the strike will be called off. All involved except the workers know it well. It is yet another show to revive the voters attitude to election. The chandy gov will win by announcing an interim relief. A stone to chandy group to strike the ldf..