Nandigram — road to federalism and world peace

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Gurudas Dasgupta, explaining why Nandigram cannot be discussed in Parliament, has said,

Parliament functions according to rules. Whatever the rules permit can be discussed. Nandigram can be discussed in the West Bengal Assembly but not in Parliament

Fair point. It would be a serious assault on states’ rights if the Parliament were to hijack an issue that is essentially a state subject. And what would be fairer is, when he also realizes the government in Delhi does not actually have much territory to govern. And therefore, the Parliament shouldn’t have many discussions.

Given that the BJP will want to discuss this issue in the Lok Sabha for obvious reasons, and given that the speaker of the house will not allow it, what option does the opposition have apart from trying to disrupt the proceedings?

May its irrelevance induce the erosion of superstructure from both ends. May the irrelevance of India make Pakistani women come over. May a thousand jihadis be spilled in the bathroom.

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