Fighting corruption the UPA way..!
The UPA has a unique way of fighting corruption: I will liken it to a fire station somewhere in the capital, with Manmohan being the Fire Chief: “Sir, there is the beginnings of a fire at a building called Adarsh in South Mumbai!” “Beginnings of a fire?” “Yes sir!”
“Where is Adarsh?” “Near the sea sir!” “Then don’t worry, the sea breeze will blow out!” Fire Chief Manmohan then goes back to his desk and waits for the next emergency: “Sir, sir, there is a major catastrophe, buildings, bridges, and flyovers are falling down at the Commonwealth Games venue!” “Send fire officer Kalmadi there immediately!”
“Sir, Kalmadi is already there!” “Phone Fire officer Dixit!” “She is already there!” “Then there is nothing to worry about, just send them a smoke screen so that they will have absolute privacy putting out the fire!” A little later a fire officer comes running to the chief, “Sir another major fire!” “Where?”
“All over India!”“What caused it?” “Some 2 G spectrum lying around, picked up and set ablaze by a maverick called Dr Subramanian Swami!” “Nothing to worry about!” “But he is fanning the flames sir!” “Ha, ha, he always does that, and no fire happens, there is nothing to worry about!”Fire Chief Manmohan then goes back to his desk and wonders why there is so little firefighting work to do. A few months later, the Adarsh fire is blazing, so is the CWG fire and a huge inferno is produced by the 2 G scam. Reporters, TV crew, and everybody in the media, domestic and international come running to the fire station to hear what the fire chief has to say.
They watch as the fire chief walks to his balcony and gazes at the different fires blazing away, “What have you to say, oh fire chief?” asks the TV anchor, as the newspaper reporters and the international press jostle to put their mikes in place and hear his wise words.
The old fire chief looks at the three blazing infernos, clears his throat and says, “I promise…” “Yes fire chief, what do you promise?” “I promise to always fight fires…!”