Whenever the government announces a welfare scheme for the poor in India, the leftists would raise a hue and cry against the said scheme, so as to make it appear that it is an eyewash. Then, they would threaten to launch a mass movement to ‘expose’ the government. If there is food shortage in the country resulting from monsoon failure, the leftists would even say that the govt. ought to have made alternative arrangements for rains! We can’t blame the leftists because every step initiated by the government to help the poor overcome difficulties will adversely affect the leftist influence on the masses. About the situation in a couple of states where the leftists are in power, there is nothing much to write home about.