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Monday, May 30, 2005

Power to the people

Manmohan Singh and Prakash Karat are fighting over power reforms, reports the Telegraph. Karat, needless to say, wants free power for farmers to continue. It makes the communists look compassionate and all. Old trick.

I can't wait for the day when, at a press conference, Karat announces: "The rest of the politicians are heartless. Only communists have a heart. Here, see mine." He puts his hand inside his shirt, and as pressmen gasp, draws out a heart. Pink and messy, it throbs urgently as Karat beams all around him. Large pipe-like arteries and veins emanate from it to all parts of the room.

"Um, sir, where are all those arteries and veins going," asks someone.

"My heart," says Karat, "is pumping blood to every village in India. Power will be generated from it. Power. See? The communists have all the answers."
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