The Congress is still trying to learn the rules of engagement with the Samajwadi Party. At the time of writing this piece, the Congress-SP alliance had hit uncertainty, with the SP playing hardball. Several conspiracy theories have been floated, including one about alleged CBI pressure on Ram Gopal Yadav, Akhilesh’s favourite uncle, who also finds mention in the disproportionate assets case. It might be interesting to point out that it was Ram Gopal who called off the Bihar Grand Alliance.
Phillips Carbon Black Ltd (PCBL) is a part of the USD 2500 million RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, with a sales turnover of USD 500 million and four strategically located state-of-the-art plants at Durgapur, Palej, Cochin and Mundra. PCBL is India’s largest and seventh largest carbon black producer in the world. It was set up in collaboration with Phillips Petroleum USA and started production in the country in 1962, with 14,000 metric tonnes (MT) of carbon black at Durgapur.