NEW DELHI, May 1 -- "Attach their properties!" shouts a shrill voice. People shake their heads as they hear these orders and many including me hearing those words or seeing the headlines think it comes from a state which uses bulldozers and such techniques to still dissidents.

But this was no powerful ruling party leader, flush with brawn and muscle, giving these orders. They came from Mamata herself, an opposition chief minister!

When bulldozers are used by Yogi and his team, we all cry foul, and now find that the same thinking persists in a leader of the opposition.

"What about us?" cry the courts, "Shouldn't we be the ones who decide whether someone did it or not. Shouldn't we go into the case and find out the motive for a deed, and...