Recently, the Lok Sabha (PARLIAMENT) passed a Bill providing Members of Parliament:-
a) 32 Air Journeys per year by Private Planes including 8 with their dependents.
b) National roaming facilities on the Mobiles
c) 1.5 lak Free Telephone Calls per year
d) Substantial increase in salary, allowance and Pension
e) Pension of Rs. 3000/- irrespective of the Tenure
f) Family Pension of sitting Member who dies, at Rs. 1500/-
g) And many more Perks, such as Government Housing etc….
All these, over and above their monthly salary !
It is in sharp contrast to what is happening in other Countries.
In the US, for example except for the President, no other Legislator, or for that matter any other Public Servant, is allotted Government accommodation. As far as we know, no Congressman is given any Office Staff. The pay from their pockets for their Telephones, Stationery and even their Pays. They don't get free Air or Rail passes, except when on official duty. The day they quit Office, they get no Pension or any other benefits after that. !
Of course, a rich country like ours can afford all this, against a poor country like USA !
Besides, the US Congress man gets elected for what he can give to the country, against our MP's who get elected for what they can get out of the country. !
A toilet attendant in INDIAN PARLIAMENT once told a reporter, "Every time I put in new toilet rolls in the toilets at PARLIAMENT, they go missing within minutes.
Once I stood outside the door and watched the trouser pockets of many of these MP's coming out. They were stuffed and bulging.
I had my suspicion and stopped one.
"What is in your pocket, Babooji? You did not have it bulging when you went in?"
Sheepishly replied Laloo Prashad, "My wife phoned me, We are run out of toilet paper. Bring a roll home, and if the shops are shut, help yourself from the toilet of Parliament. What to do?
"She is a bigger terror for me than our ITALIAN BORN Sonia Gandhi is for the Prime Minister."
The next MP was a female. As she came out of the Ladies' I noticed that her hand bag looked very big.
Upon enquiry, Rabr Devi, MP, turned red in rage and shouted, "Array Gadhay, Two rolls of toilet paper have not cost the Parliament $50 MILLION like the BOFORS commission taken by Mr. Clean, Rajiv Gandhi. Go away before I call the police and tell them that you tried to molest me."
These are the same MP's of India who have now categorically declared, "THE CORRUPTION CASE, BOFORS BRIBE, AGAINST RAJIV KHAN, SON OF INDIRA KHAN, IS FINALLY CLOSED. ANYONE WHO REMINDS US OF IT, WILL BE CHARGED FOR HIGH TREASON."
THESE ARE THE SAME BABOO(N)S OF INDIAN PARLIAMENT, WHO DO NOT KNOW WHY THE HINDUS HAVE FLED KASHMIR, OR WHERE THEY ARE NOW.
One can only hope that President George Bush attends to this LOK SABHA (of "donkeys and monkeys") after cleaning up CORRUPTION from Iraq.