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The View from Above

The View from Above

The Economics of Land Acquisition

The orchestrated opposition to the Land Acquisition Bill is the final nail on the lid of the coffin of Development. The last fig leaf hitherto employed to cover the nakedness of the radical view of development has now been shed. A new watermark, which plumbs the depths of shamelessness of the anti-development brigade, has been established. The government serves an ace, and the opposition hits it for six. Sophisticated anchors on TV programmes, who bat for the bill and challenge its critics with sarcastic questions, are actually answered by the critics with a brazenly unanswerable logic that displays no respect for the anchors’ Oxbridge accents. The critics even go so far as to suggest that the anchors must allow them time to answer their questions. What is this, if not the invasion of the bodysnatchers?

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