Bengaluru: Self-certified intellectuals have prepared a 7-point advisory under Mission Jai Hind to be submitted to the government in order to extricate the country out of the coronavirus mess. 

It also has Yogendra Yadav on the panel. And one of the points advocates that the property of individuals (cash, bonds, real estate among others) be declared as national resources during the crisis. 

Quite naturally, many are incensed over this clause that impinges into the right of the property of individuals and crticised it in the most caustic terms. 

Yogendra Yadav said, “The 7-point action plan as suggested to the Centre stirred controversy due to a clause instated which read, ‘All the resources (cash, real estate, property, bonds, etc) with the citizens or within the nation must be treated as national resources available during this crisis.’ The seventh clause in the action plan has received severe criticism by experts who have remarked that it is a threat to the right to property.” 

The  BJP, quite naturally, has expressed its displeasure over the move. 

Amit Malviya, its spokesperson said, “First of all we must stop giving so much of attention to the self-certified intellectuals, who are these people? What do they know about this country as far as governance is considered? They may have been part of Sonia Gandhi's national advisory council and thank god that the Congress is not in power anymore otherwise all our wealth would be taken over by the state without any accountability. This is a throwback to the Communism that we have seen all over the world where the state has taken over anything and everything and it just doesn't stop here." 

He further stated, "They want Hindu temples wealth to be nationalised, they want taxes to be increased as we have seen during Indira Gandhi's regiment. They are now advocating that personal property should now be taken over by the state. Every individual who has signed this recommendation, why don't they just give up their own property?” 

Ramachandra Guha, who portrays himself to be a historian had expressed his reservations about the clause. Therefore, Yogendra Yadav reworked on it and the clause presently stands as: “The government must explore emergency ways of raising resources going beyond the usual set of taxes and levies to cope with the problem of funding large relief packages."