Friday, May 29, 2009
Disgraced Former Chief Minister In India's Union Cabinet
By Manuwant Choudhary
In India everyone is promoted even the disgraced...like only six months after being forced to step down as chief minister of Maharashtra for his failure in the aftermath of the terror attack on Bombay, Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh is now in India's union cabinet as minister for heavy industries.
As chief minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh failed in protecting Bombay but not just that he had taken Hindi film director Ram Gopal Verma on a tour of the Taj Mahal Hotel perhaps to see the sets first hand so that he could make a blockbuster.
This led to an outcry and his ouster but there is always a return in Indian politics.
And unlike South Korea no Indian politician has ever felt guilty or even thought of jumping off a cliff.
We are shameless.
But I just wonder when the minister for heavy industries would take Ramu on a tour of India's parliament...from Taj Mein Aag to Sansad Par Humla!