Rahul Gandhi claimed that he will represent the tribal people in Delhi’s power corridors. It is good that he has decided to raise the issue of displacement and dispossession of the people, their lands and forests but Niyamgiri is not just one exception. While Vedanta has a terrible global track record, to live up to his promise the junior Gandhi will have to question the entire economic policy of his party’s government which has foisted an anti-democratic and deeply inegalitarian strategy of development on the people,one which is drawing forth widespread resistance.
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