Amit Varma is a writer based in Mumbai. He worked in journalism for over a decade, and won the Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2007. His bestselling novel, My Friend Sancho, was published in 2009. He is best known for his blog, India Uncut. His current project is a non-fiction book about the lack of personal and economic freedoms in post-Independence India.
As Opposition BJP plans to disrupt Parliament proceedings on the Nandigram issue, the Left parties have decided not to allow it to be raised saying it was a ‘state subject’.
After a meeting of four Left parties, the leaders maintained that the Nandigram issue was a “state law and order subject” which could not be discussed in Parliament as rules did not permit such matters to be raised.
Narendra Modi could give the same pathetic excuse about Gujarat, no? Would the Left agree?
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