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Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021
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An Expensive Austerity Drive

Shashi Tharoor was asked on Twitter earlier in the day:

"Tell us Minister, next time you travel to Kerala, will it be cattle class?".

"Absolutely,"  he replied, "in cattle class out of solidarity with all our holy cows!"

We are not sure whether the holy cows would be amused but, meanwhile, his senior minister too has joined the conspicuous austerity competition and announced that he would fly economy class to Minsk.  As K.P. Nayyar reports in the Telegraph, "it will cost the government much more than any money saved by South Block's symbolic austerity measures, which are acquiring the trappings of a cruel joke on people suffering from drought."

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An Expensive Austerity Drive
An Expensive Austerity Drive
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Shashi Tharoor was asked on Twitter earlier in the day:

"Tell us Minister, next time you travel to Kerala, will it be cattle class?".

"Absolutely,"  he replied, "in cattle class out of solidarity with all our holy cows!"

We are not sure whether the holy cows would be amused but, meanwhile, his senior minister too has joined the conspicuous austerity competition and announced that he would fly economy class to Minsk.  As K.P. Nayyar reports in the Telegraph, "it will cost the government much more than any money saved by South Block's symbolic austerity measures, which are acquiring the trappings of a cruel joke on people suffering from drought."

Read on here

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