Cornered by the opposition, sangh parivar outfits and farmers’ alike, the govt fielded its top guns to defend the vexed Land Acquisition Bill. From Arun Jaitley to Nitin Gadkari to Venkaiah Naidu, all senior ministers made a strong pitch by showing the mirror to UPA. Interestingly, nobody saw Ch Birender Singh, the Rural Development Minister, coming out to defend the controversial bill. Grapevine has it that the minister had made it known to the government that he was not keen to come out openly for the bill which was being viewed as anti-farmer.
By Political Analyst: Smita Mishra