Thursday, January 12, 2006

Shameless abuse of state resources

The Telegraph article exposes the shameless abuse of state resources by the Communists. The enitre state machinery was geared towards making a rally organized by CPM a success. Characteristic display of brazenness by the patron of hatkata Dilip (also West Bengal's transport minister) who justifies the diversion of the State's resources.

Buses for party, not people (The Telegraph, 12 January, 2006)
Excerpt:

Question 1: Does a state government have the right to hire out publicly owned buses to a political party for a rally?

Question 2: Does a state government have the right to hire out hundreds of publicly owned buses to a political party by denying people transport?

Question 3: Does a state government have the right to hire out these buses to a political party at a discount?

Question 4: Does a political party have the right to commandeer hundreds of private buses for a rally denying people access to transport?

The answer to all four questions is “Yes”.

All four happened last Sunday for the CPM rally.

“We know many people were inconvenienced, for which I am sorry. But ferrying lakhs of people to Brigade was also a big task for us,” said transport minister Subhas Chakraborty.
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