Thursday, October 2, 2008


PAPPU, the common man was sitting besides his hut,watching the flood waters wash away his belongings.He looked towards the sky and saw a helicopter ,Mantriji,was on an arieal survey of the area..and soon flew back. Only a couple of months ago,PAPPU was sitting there looking at the sky and praying for some rain for his fields and the drinking water needs of the town.

From a passer by,PAPPU enquired if the man knew anything about the person who flew over the area.He was told that the person was a VIP and tried to explain to him what a VIP is and he said,

VIP is a person who comes to you as PAPPU for your votes before elections and promises you Roads,Electricity,Water,Schools,Hospitals,Jobs etc and we decide to trust him and send him to the Parliament to represent the constituancy.Pressures at the Parliament,gives him the status of VIP,which entitles him Free furnished housing,Free electricity,Free water,Free telephone,Free car,Petrol,Driver etc but he is very concerned about your welfare,hence ex chequer gives him Rs2 crores per year to look after his constituancy.,this is besides his salary,Free air travel,free train travel and free medical attendence and not to forget security as now he suffers from a report called threat perception.All this is only for you, because, if he is not comfortable he will not be able to look after his constituancy.

PAPPU was surprised and said but all that you have mentioned above is what he promised me/us before we cast our vote and sent him to Parliament... i was promised Roads School,Hospital,Electricity,job,housing and a lots more.

Because you/we trusted him,he is now a VIP and we are all PAPPU,s

He has everything promised to you...and you are looking towards the sky Rain, Mantriji, or Helicopter? Only a VIP can tell you.

In 61 yrs we have created only VIPs



Gautam said...

Very true, and a very sad state of affairs!

I along with a group of friends, have already pledged to cast our votes for the forthcoming elections (albeit for the first time ever). We need to make it known (to whosoever comes into power) that the educated class counts, and it will be a wee bit tougher for the VIP's to make a "PAPPU" out of us.

BK Chowla, said...

Thanks, Gautam
Even if one man changes his view and thinking....we have come a long way