Wednesday, August 12, 2009

confusion leads to carbohydrates

These days a slightly chastened oil minister Murli Deora is busy putting his foot in to his mouth. The other day, while introducing some foreign delegates to the Director General of Hydrocarbons V K Sibal, Deora said meet V K Sibal - our director general for carbohydrates. Look like the minister needs a dose of carbs very desperately to restore his memory loss. The gaswale uncle is being pilloried for his partisan role in the gas opera. Recently in a fit of pique when journos were addressing him as Murli Kaka, he shouted - don't call me that, all my nephews are hassling me these days. I guess it doen't pay to support one nephew against the other, best to be at arm's length distance from both.

Looks like the affable Murli has bitten more than he can chew this time round.

2 comments:

Dhamo said...

The latest new dance craze is called "The Politician". It's two steps forward, one step backward, and then a sidestep." And for the more courageous it ends with a somersault. Because in Hindi a Politician is a Palti-cian. Palti is Somersault in English. :))

seems like deora is right on cue!

prah said...

someone sure needs to questio the government’s decision to embroil itself in this corporate dispute. It has done so because Mr Murli Deora, our Petroleum Minister, wanted to help out Mukesh Ambani when the Bombay High Court decision went in favour of Anil Ambani. So if Mukesh Ambani now does want to sell gas he has contracted to sell to Anil Ambani’s RNRL at a lower price, Mr Deora will ensure that the government fixes the price so that RIL can more than double its profits. If in the process, one state-run navratna company NTPC, has to shell out Rs 20,000 crore more than the contracted price, so be it!