Holding a tainted hand..!
“Not to me, to the people of Bihar!” “And you are returning the cheque?” “He has insulted me!” “So you will then be giving the people of Bihar your own personal cheque right sir?” “A personal cheque? Why should I give my personal cheque?”
“You mean sir the people in your state are so rich, so well off, that they do not need 5 crores? I guess you don’t have any poor people sir?” “Of course I do!” “And do you know what 5 crores, even what you would call a measly sum would do for your people? Let us see sir, do you have a calculator? Okay, 5 crores is 5 hundred lakhs isn’t it?”
“I don’t know what you are doing!” “Be patient Mr Chief Minister, even I was never good at mathematics, now according to my calculation, with 5 crores you would be able to give 50,000 people a sum of 1000 rupees!” “One thousand rupees?” “Have you ever asked 50,000 people in your state, people who are starving and thus fleeing to Mumbai and elsewhere whether they would refuse 1000 rupees?”
“No!” “That one thousand rupees sir, would be able to get many of them food for the whole month, some of them to repair their huts in the rains, maybe pay the fees of their child or even children. It would have helped 50,000 people sir!” “We will manage!”
“We?” “Yes my state will manage!” “I don’t think it has anything to do with your state Mr Chief Minister, it was you who didn’t like the photo in which you are holding Mr Modi’s hand up in the sky!” “Yes, I didn’t! It was terrible, I felt so ashamed to see it in my papers!” “But you did hold his hand that way didn’t you, it wasn’t a morphed picture?” “That was under different circumstances!” “Your problem Mr Chief Minister for holding his tainted hand under any circumstances, and since you felt that picture would now make you lose votes, you made a dramatic move of returning his 5 crores!”
“Yes!” “So you pay Mr Nitin! You pay the people for their loss! You give 50,000 people who have lost a thousand rupees each, the same amount from your personal fund!” “But…” “No buts sir, we are too poor a people to pay for your weak moments of holding a tainted hand..!”