Hole in Modi Plan

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

Naren­dra Modi’s dream project, a statue of Sar­dar Val­lab­hb­hai Pa­tel near the Nar­mada dam in South Gu­jarat, is al­ready fac­ing op­po­si­tion from the Gu­jarat Chief Min­is­ter’s old“friends”— the anti- Nar­mada dam lobby. Modi’s plan is to sup­ple­ment the statue by de­vel­op­ing leisure tourism in the pic­turesque area cov­er­ing 70 vil­lages. Two anti- dam ac­tivists, Lakhan Musafir and Dipen De­sai, are or­gan­is­ing a pady­a­tra against the plan say­ing it will up­root the vil­lagers. Ex­pect more protests.

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