A little post is going around Facebook just now, in the form of a little poem:
‘Gareeb ki thali me jab pulao aaya, samaz jaao desh mein chunao aaya!’ The words mean:
When ‘Pulao’ appears on the Poor Man’s Plate,
Know that the Elections have Come.
Photo from: http://madhoosfood.wordpress.com/2007/02/15/vegetable-pulao/
(Pulao is a Rice Preparation which only the Rich can Afford).
It goes much Deeper than that. It shows our STUPID Laws. It seems 70 Lakhs (7 million) can be spent on electoral expenses. Whether this per constituency or party, I do not know.
BUT THIS IS HOW THE MONEY IS SPENT: ON PULAO AND MIRRORS, as under, and Other ‘Gifts’.
In our own village of Thanneerpalli, large, Calendar sized Mirrors, with pictures of the admk’s supremo, jayalalitha, have been distributed. Since they know I support AAP, they did not come to us.
The STUPIDITY lies in this: Our lawmakers, the members of the legislative assembly, and the election commission, make these laws. AND WE ALLOW THEM, and never question them.
The Problem is: Our Children WILL Question Us. Or, they may simply keep silent, and send us to OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES.