Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Its not austerity, its atrocity

I guess the word on the austerity drive of the UPA government has clearly not reached their Cabinet ministers as they only want nothing but the finest. We have  Cabinet Ministers using  spanish wall tiles in their chambers to Italian porcelain in toilets . Some asre busy improving health opf poor organizing five star conferences.

Almost One in every Three babies in the world, who die before they are four weeks old is in India. Also about 47% of children under the age of five in India are malnourished, and around 30% of babies are born underweight. All this moved our honorable Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad so much that he decided to organise a program on Neonatal Health at a five star hotel in Jaipur. The meeting attended by over 180 delegates, was addressed by Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and attended by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

The cost of hiring a hall in city's Rambagh Palace hotel is about Rs 3 lakhs plus taxes, the cost of lunch there is Rs 1,500 per head plus taxes. if only he could have spend this money on some hospital, it could have save few lives.

Then we have another set of ministers who are determined to make a statement with their office (and toilet) decor. One Minister of State has even demanded a new toilet “on the back side of her seat” in keeping with Vaastu. Common theme with all toilets seems to be “Italian” fittings. Guess Loyalty matters even in affairs of toilet – Mantra is “I think of High command even when I am in toilet”

  1. Udyog Bhawan office of Vilasrao Deshmukh, Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.Estimate: Rs 17.54 lakh. 
  2. Udyog Bhawan office of Anand Sharma, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry.Estimate: Rs 14.78 lakh.
  3. Shastri Bhawan office of Jitin Prasada, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas seems to have a weakness of fittings in toilet. He wants All fittings of his toilets to be of Kohler make and Counter of bathroom to be of Italian marble(Damn here also italian…)

People clearly not amused by the fake austerity measures of UPA. No wonder the Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabdi express in which Rahul Gandhi was travelling was stoned near Panipat

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