Parliament of India in a logjam!

Parliamentarians or people’s representatives are not keeping pace with the maturity of their voters. It is same everywhere. Republicans in USA were engaging with Iran directly. Congress Party of India’s members engaging with Pakistan and questioning foreign Policy of India towards Pakistan while at latter’s soil are a few examples. The more ignorant the electors, the more rube is the representative. Unfortunately the majority who vote are not the people who form opinions. Not always. Kejriwal is helping Auto Rickshaw drivers at the cost of car-owners. But more about him in a few days.

Now this logjam in Parliament on something which is not in control of either parliament or government but in the hand of judiciary which not answerable to both. This situation reminded me when I read this joke:

Pappu as President.

90,000 plus members of Progress Party are gathered in Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi for Election of Pappu as a President of Progress Party.

The leader on stage says, “We are all here today to prove to the world that Pappu is not stupid and deserves to become President of Progress Party.” And invites Pappu to the stage with a gesture of hand.

Pappu gingerly work’s his way through the cheering crowd and step’s up to the stage. The leader asks Pappu, “What is 15 plus 15?”

After 15 or 20 seconds Pappu says, “eighteen”.

Obviously everyone is a little disappointed. Then 90,000 plus crowd start cheering:

“Give him another chance! Give him another chance! ”

The leader says, “Well since we’ve gone to the trouble of getting 90,000 of you in one place and we have the world-wide press and global broadcast media here, I guess we can give him another chance.”

So he asks, “What is 5 plus 5?”

After nearly 30 seconds Pappu eventually says, “ninety.”

The leader is quite perplexed, looks down and just lets out a dejected sigh. everyone is disheartened.

Pappu starts crying and the 90,000 plus crowd begin to yell and wave their hands shouting:

“GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE! GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE. ”

The leader, unsure whether or not he is doing more harm than damage, eventually says, :Ok! Ok! Just one more chance. Tell me What is 2 plus 2?”

Pappu closed his eyes, and after a whole minute eventually says, “four”.

Throughout the stadium pandemonium breaks out as all 90,000 plus crowd jump to their feet, wave their arm’s, stomp their feet and scream.

“GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE! GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE. ”

For the uninitiated, chorus is chorus. It is never logical.

BTW the above joke is extracted from an interesting political satirical joke book titled “Pappu and his world.” Hilarious book. 

 

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