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Kanika Datta New Delhi
Having failed to sway farmers with significant concessions on the new farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is falling back on the tropes in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s playbook, labelling protestors “anti-national” and the political parties backing them “conspirators”. What’s next? FIRs? Arrests under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act? Such visceral suspicion of the citizenry has been a staple of the tax departments, which ricochets between the raids and amnesty schemes, to hit challenging collection targets. The latest attempt to tempt evaders, Vivad Se Vishwas, has proved no more successful than its more prosaically named predecessors, principally because law breakers reciprocate

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First Published: Dec 16 2020 | 6:18 AM IST

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