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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Pramod Mahajan wounded by brother

Pramod Mahajan has been shot by his brother, and is reported to be in critical condition. I'm no supporter of the BJP, but I hope Mahajan recovers soon: it is in the hustings that one would like to see him defeated, not here.

His brother has a license for the gun he shot Mahajan with, despite his being allegedly mentally ill. I wonder whose influence got him the gun. I suspect there might be some irony there.

One line of the PTI report is somewhat odd:
[Mukhtar Abbas] Naqvi told PTI that party units across the country have been asked to organise prayer meetings for Mahajan's safe and speedy recovery.
As a token gesture of affection, organising prayer meetings for him is quite okay, but I wonder how many of these chaps actually think that the prayers will have an impact on Mahajan's medical condition. I suspect it might be a worryingly large number. Still, if it makes them feel good...

In other bad news, Aishwarya Rai has fallen off a cycle.

Update: AN Roy, Mumbai's police commissioner, says that the crime was premeditated and that Mahajan's brother "sounded normal and of sound mind when he was interrogated."

Also, Aishwarya Rai is apparently upset at the inclusion of steamy scenes featuring her in the forthcoming film, The Mistress Of Spices. Why did she shoot for them then?
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