Count­ing Back­wards

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

Af­ter say­ing that garbage is a sign of de­vel­op­ment, As­sam Chief Min­is­ter Tarun Go­goi has come up with another gem. When the re­port of the Raghu­ram Ra­jan Com­mit­tee placed As­sam among the 10 least de­vel­oped states, the Chief Min­is­ter came up with the most ab­surd logic: “We’ll be in trou­ble if we don’t re­main un­de­vel­oped. The state will not get funds from the Cen­tre. I got so much money for the state only be­cause of our non- de­vel­oped sta­tus.” Ra­jan’s com­mit­tee was set up to evolve a com­pos­ite de­vel­op­ment in­dex of states.

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