Yogendra Yadav, Ram Guha and others say citizens' resources should be treated as govt resources; infuriates Twitter

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, May 22, 2020, 11:12 PM IST
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On Friday, Yogendra Yadav, Ramchandra Guha and a few other "leading economists, intellectuals and activists" proposed 'Mission Jaihind' - a seven-point plan of action "to respond to the present economic, health and humanitarian crisis".

The plan includes bringing migrants back home within 10 days, standing with COVID-19 patients and frontline workers, universal PDS for 6 months, 200 days of guaranteed work, compensation for loss of job and interest waiver for farmers, small businesses, house loans etc.

Meanwhile, the seventh point has infuriated Twitter. It says, "All resources (cash, real estate, property, bonds, etc) with the citizens or within the nation must be treated as national resources available during the crisis."

Author Arnab Ray said, "Yogendra Yadav and Ram Guha and other assorted 'intellectuals' asking for government to take over any private property they deem fit. This is the state of Indian β€œliberals”: kagaz naheen dikhayenge libertarian on even days and grab your private property communism on odd days."

"Full blown commie authoritarian agenda at 7.1 is a big away. Thanks but no thanks," said a Twitter user. "2.97 crores that’s the value of assets of Yogendra Yadav as of 2014 - Hope seizure of assets for the Mission Jai Hind starts with him," said another Twitter user.

Here are some Twitter reactions: Lalita Ramdas

Meanwhile, the seven-point plan of action is endorsed by Abhijit Sen, Amit Basole, Ashok Kotwal, Ashutosh Varshney, Bezwada Wilson, Devraj Ray, Deepak Nayyar, Dipa Sinha, EAS Sharma, Ganesh Devy, Harsh Mander, Himanshu, Jayati Ghosh, L Ramdas, Lalita Ramdas, Maitreesh Ghatak, N.Paul Divakar, Nikhil Dey, Pranab Bardhan, R Nagraj, Rajmohan Gandhi, Ramchandra Guha, Vipul Mudgal and Yogendra Yadav.

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