Did Kitex’s social initiative go too far and end up biting them on their *#^ ? Bisbo

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When Kerala’s largest private sector employer Kitex, decided to use its social influence to fight elections, they were faced with consequences that led to their eventual exit from the state, taking with them Rs 3,500cr worth of planned investments.
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