Self-proclaimed beacon of democracy and good governance, the UPA government, has added to it’s august ranks another great patriot who puts country first.
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh was today sworn in as a Union Cabinet minister.
Is this the same Ajit Singh who has made deals with more politicians than Bhanwari Devi and been in more parties than Suhel Seth during New Year’s eve?
This will be the fourth time that Mr Singh will be sworn in as a member of the Union Cabinet. The 72-year-old Mr Singh has had one earlier association with the Congress at the Centre, as the Union Food Minister in 1995-96 when P V Narasimha Rao was the Prime Minister. He was part of the United Front government headed by VP Singh and was the Union Industries Minister in 1991-1992. He was the Union Agriculture Minister between 2001 and 2004 after he joined the National Democratic Alliance government headed by Atal Behari Vajpayee.
Not to forget his ‘alliances’ with both the SP and BSP.
One would say that it’s another dick move from the incompetent cesspool of stupidity that is the UPA government and trying to assuage allegations of corruption by hiring the man who is the human representation of all that is wrong with politics in this country is one of the dumbest things in the history of mankind, but, one shouldn’t say these things because national nanny and adult class monitor Kapil Sibal is listening. (Those eyebrows are like antennas!)
Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt for a second. Maybe they’ve hired Ajit Singh for his expertise?
He is an IIT graduate after all! Some of them are good at things other than writing crappy campus novels.
Mr Singh's inclusion in the UPA is significant in that it comes ahead of the crucial Uttar Pradesh elections due in a few months. His party, the RLD, has a significant base in the western part of the state. He is likely to get the Civil Aviation portfolio.
Uh-oh. Right. Okay. Nothing to see here.
As they say, if you want something to go away you should severely indulge in it. The UPA is going to fight corruption with . . . more corruption!
Now excuse me while I go back to drinking profusely so that I can quit one day.