Monday, 21 October 2019

Blithe Congress

Updated: October 22, 2011 11:51 am

The UPA government is so much in focus due to 2G scam, but Congress is not at all worried. Recently, when Chidambaram-Pranab dispute erupted, Congress took it lightly. When asked about the dispute, one spokesperson of Congress, tried to belittle the issue, saying that only the cup was hot not the tea contained in it. However, when he was asked who the cup was and who the tea was, he became speechless and left the place flashing a smile. Later, another spokesperson Renuka Chaudhary also replied to the question regarding the dispute in the same manner saying that you could not answer the question in yes or no, if it is whether you had beaten up your wife tonight or not.

 

Religious Mamata

This year the organisers of Durga Puja in Kolkata are very happy. They are getting full support from the new state government after a long period. In fact, the previous ruling party, CPM, had never shown any interest in inaugural ceremonies of such religious celebrations for the sake of secularism. However, Durga Puja is a very big celebration in West Bengal, and people are deeply attached to it. Sensing this attachment, Mamata Banerjee personally took interest in these inaugural programmes. Following in her footsteps, many members of her cabinet also participated in various Durga Puja inaugural programmes. Even Congress has been not left behind. Away from the political chaos in New Delhi, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee celebrated the Durga Puja at his ancestral home in Miriti village, Birbhum district.

 

Tihar Delicacies

The menu for prisoners of Tihar Jail has added south Indian flavours nowadays. Now the prisoners are enjoying the south Indian foods such as sambhar vada, idli sambhar, dosa etc on their daily menu in Tihar Jail. This change is not due to certain reforms introduced by any Jail authorities, but it is due to the high-profile political prisoners who are lodged there for their alleged involvement in the high-profile scams like CWG, 2G, etc. Apart from former union minister A Raja and Rajya Sabha Member Kanimozhi, many senior officials of Reliance are also booked in Tihar for 2G scam. All of them hail from south India. It is said that Suresh Kalmadi, who is from Pune, is also very fond of south Indian cuisines. That is why the menu of Tihar has introduced south Indian cuisines.

 

Tailpiece

The troubles of Home Minister of Rajasthan Shanti Lal Dhariwal seem to be un-ending. Soon after the Mev-Gurjar clash in Bharatpur, where the police took action and that posed a threat to his post, Bhanwari Devi case came into focus. Just after few days the police was forced by the villagers to flee the scene when it went to the village to arrest an accused of abduction of Bhanwari Devi. This again invited fresh criticism to the minister because of the inaction of police. What an irony, Dhariwal was criticised when the police took action in Bharatpur, and he was criticised too when the police hesitated to act.

 

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