Ahmedabad: The wall being constructed in Ahmedabad to keep the slums away from Trump’s eyesight has been in the news. But a rich builder in Ahmedabad used this as an opportunity for some cost-cutting.
Sanil Srivastava, the builder in this story, made pillars and ceilings and kept some poor people inside them hoping that the government will construct the walls. AMC which is building the wall for Trump’s visit though declined the offer as the building was not on the route which Trump and Modi will take.
Sanil pleaded and pleaded, but all in vain, as he did not have any empty plot on the road where AMC is building the walls. AMC has assured him though that if he takes up a plot in the prescribed area then it will help build the walls of the apartment. Many builders of India are lining up to buy a plot on the road where Trump will travel and the property rates are soaring.
Bringing people to stay inside the pillars and ceilings is not an issue as the people living in slums covered by the Trump wall can be easily shifted there. Anurag Kashyap has also been approached to supply poor people to the builders as he is known to cast many of them in his movies.