1. Room With A View
It’s no secret that Rajasthan CM Vasundhararaje has become the BJP’s star economic reformer. After reforming labour laws, power distribution and PDS, is her government now running down the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corp’s (RTDC) hotel properties to make a case for privatisation? RTDC has prime properties in all major tourist attractions and highways across the state—but is in bad shape. According to sources, the state has laid off a large number of employees and the hotels are being run by skeletal staff. Sources in RTDC say it will be declared sick and operations privatised. With prime real estate on offer, there is no dearth of suitors, we are told. Read big industrial houses from Rajasthan and Gujarat.
2. Hardselling Bengal