Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Hillarious story on Punjab Elections!

I couldn't stop laughing when I read the following news story. Please read if you like!

This party for 9 to 5 corruption
Pradeep Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 25
Chandigarh's comedian Jaspal Bhatti, (in)famous for lampooning politicians, is at it again. With elections to the Punjab Assembly round the corner, the satirist today found yet another way to mock at the “corrupt” political class by floating the “Land Grabbers and Dealers Party”.

In fact, launching the party, which has the aim of wooing the “hearts of millions of unemployed, bankrupt, downtrodden and frustrated voters of Punjab”, at Sector 17 Plaza here today, Bhatti came out with some of the weirdest promises which perhaps no politician could match.

“Corruption at lower levels will be rooted out. Corruption will be allowed only at the bureaucratic and ministerial levels”, Bhatti said, adding that corruption would be allowed only from 9 am to 5 pm. Party tickets will be sold through auction only, he quipped.

Bhatti and his “gang” took potshots at Capt Amarinder Singh and his bete noire Parkash Singh Badal through a parody song: “chak de phatte” adapted from comedy movie “Khosla ka Ghosla” as a motley Thursday crowd watched in amusement.

If voted to power, the party would sell all fertile land of Punjab to big industrial houses through land mafia, Bhatti said, promising special training to the youth to make them property dealers. Farmers would be made to get rid of their lands and taught to do farming in pots and "gamlas"!

And he lost no time in welcoming all disgruntled politicians from all parties, having the experience of selling the interests of their constituencies, to his party fold. ”All bureaucrats and police officers, who have acquired over five acres through fair or unfair means are specially welcome to the party”, he added.

Chak de phatte

Corruption to be institutionalised at the bureaucratic and ministerial levels
Party ticket to be sold through auction
Government schools to be converted into shopping malls


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