Friday, December 14, 2007

Callous leaders -2

From The Telegraph

“I told them I had been invited to come here and I should be given a chance to speak,” she told The Telegraph later. “The event is held each year to honour the men who saved Parliament, but no minister has the time to even speak to us. What is the point of calling us all this way, if they don’t even want to ask us how we are?”

She levelled a graver — but not unusual — charge. “There were ministers who were laughing during the function. How can they do that? This is about dignity.”

Is too much to expect that these folks will behave in a dignified manner? I thought the example on my blog was an one off. Apparently it isn't. And of course none of the national newspapers reported any one laughing.

From Times of India
Petroleum Minister Murli Deora was quoted as saying that the retail outlet allotted to Ganga Devi was commissioned on January 25, 2007. In the statement, Deora said that the "outlet is functioning smoothly...and the allottees has not approached BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd) officials with any problem so far.''

Insisting that the government had given "top priority'' in providing relief to the families of the victims, Deora said out of nine cases, three retail outlets were commissioned in 2003, one in 2006 and four in 2007.
Why does it take the government 5+years to allot a petrol pump? BTW who among these nine "cases" has not yet been provided relief ? and why ?

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