Minimum wages must be enforced.
A pro-business climate does not mean that while the Adanis and Ambanis will amass wealth, workers can continue to be paid peanuts.
India’s Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, and the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi appear to be partners in crime, seeking to scuttle Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s push to make it happen.
Having climbed to the top from the dumps as a former tea seller, Mr Modi cannot stand in the way of the poor. He wants his party cadres to win over the poor while he himself is seen as their enemy.
Under the circumstances, Mr Kejriwal cannot be faulted for accusing Mr Modi of pandering to the rich by holding up action on his minimum wages initiative.
Singapore, with a first world economy, is still resisting it because without a minimum-wage culture the country is able to import foreign mediocrity with low salaries.
G Joslin Vethakumar