After the huge uproar over allotment of land at throwaway price to actor-turned-MP Hema Malini, similar cases dating back decades have come to light. Influential individuals, from netas to Bollywood artists have benefited from a policy which allows prime plots in Mumbai to be allotted at highly discounted prices.
The news seems even more disconcerting in light of the fact that over 60,000 farmers committed suicide as these politicians and artists were being given land worth lakhs for just a few thousands of rupees. While farmers have to deal with the throes of their family who have been left unfed for days, these prominent individuals who already have a colossal amount of wealth to their names are acquiring land at dirt-cheap rates.