Land Grabbing and Daridra Narayan.
Deve Gowda - self-proclaimed Son of Soil, self-proclaimed Daridra Narayan:
- Accused IT Companies and especially Narayana Murthy of Land Grabbing. Does he know that IT Companies have generated lakhs of jobs in the state; which he never could.
- Accused Ashok Kheny's NICE (and therefore BMIC infrastructure project) of Land Grabbing. Does he know that this infrastructure project will result in unprecedented development of Bangalore neighborhoods.
- And in a master stroke installed his son as CM of Karnataka. And before that could happen, the would-be CM had to roam around with a bus-load of MLAs in a bus to prevent MLAs from jumping over (This precedent was already set in Uttar Pradesh earlier). This is how politicians are; they need to be hoarded away, else someone may lure them away :)
And much more.
Earlier, Mr Deve Gowda had promised that he would “slit his throat” in case it was proved that either he or any of his family members owned land near the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC). Read: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060615/nation.htm#5
BUT, the same Daridra Narayan and his family is now accused of the Very Same Thing. Land Grabbing.
And what happens next is:
Gowdas resort to panic-selling : http://www.ibnlive.com/news/gowdas-resort-to-panic-selling-of-land/21157-4.htmlMore:
Why Deve Gowda is Bad for Bangalore: http://in.rediff.com/money/2006/jun/15guest.htm
The decline of Bangalore: http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/oct/21flip.htm