Twittering Classes (continued)


The leaders hope to keep the followers informed on how the Congress Party was austerely steering the ship of state, hopefully into flowing water (which would help with the drought).


Rahul Gandhi had already displayed his uncommon caring for the common man, by spending a night at a “basti” (the common man’s rural dwelling).  Now he and his assistants and Special Protection Group security detail flew in a private plane and then transferred to a private helicopter to reach the remote locations where common men (and women) abound. Rahul Gandhi had already stated that “I generally tend to keep myself austere” and that was the case as he deplaned from his private plane wearing simple khadi that would have found favour with Gandhi (both Mahatma and Sonia).


The Hindu newspaper has established that “…at about Rs.1.5 lakh (hundred thousand) an hour for a helicopter, and Rs. 1.1 lakh an hour for the Beechcraft aircraft that Mr. Gandhi used for most of the long haul, his Tamil Nadu darshan would have cost the Indian National Youth Congress over Rs. 1 crore in helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft hire charges”.


Meanwhile, in an ongoing saga, the Union Finance Minister, Mr. Pranab Mukhergee, is conducting discussions with the Swiss government on the reported 1.5 trillion dollars secreted in secret Swiss bank accounts.  To their credit, the secretive Swiss bankers have kept a tight lid on their coffers and their lips.  The UPA government, without doubt, will probably forcefully demand that the Swiss bankers reveal the names and accounts of the high and mighty however close to home the foreign money trail leads.


Many Bollywood movies use Switzerland as their locale to film their escapist entertainment dance sequences.  Wouldn’t it be worthy of a nice Bollywood film ending, if the UPA government leading men and women could make the Swiss bankers sing and then with all the money flowing into India and into the pockets of the poor, the Aam aadmi (common man) would be dancing to the tune of “Jai Ho”. Now that is something to make everyone atwitter.