"The dying gasps of the Congress", Vasant Saberwal remarked when I told him about Kamal Nath's land schemes as we cycled through the Aravalis on Saturday morning - ironically, just a couple of hours before the NCR plannng meeting.
"Not gasps", I responded, "grasps. Ten years of grasping, a wretched, avaricious manipulation of land zoning, clearances and insider rigging, that has made land-sharking the most-preferred occupation for upwardly mobile Indians.
As expected, Kamal Nath steam-rollered all objections and ensured that 500 hectares of Haryana forest land is cleared for 'tourism-related" construction by builders.
Here is the text of the DNA article* that documents what happened that morning: