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The Vaitheegan Show [#14]

ஜாதிகள் இல்லையடி பாப்பா....
May 31st will be remembered as a Red letter day in the annals of Tamil Nadu Assembly history as on this date the House adopted four important Bills," claimed our Chief Minister பட்றுதலை ராவணன், oops Mu. Karunanidhi on Wednesday. The chief minister of TamilNadu also managed to excavate the good old “cast” mummy - gave his usual caste based political speech. He said in the past, when some opposition members described the government headed by him as "third rate" (`moondram thara') government, he had corrected them saying his rule was "fourth rate" (`nangam thara') i.e. `Shudras' rule. His reply was commended by E.V.R., who was alive then. In the `Varnashrama dharma,' there are four categories viz. Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vysyas and Shudras. He also urged the center to implement OBC quote. He took a pot shot at people from north India, it seems they felt ashamed to call themselves backward class communities, in Tamil Nadu people were proud to identify themselves with the BCs [தமிழா தமிழா பாவமடா நீ]

The Bills adopted by the House are: making Tamil compulsory in all schools from classes 1 to 10; providing reservation for Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in self-financing colleges in the State; withdrawal of TESMA [now government employees can come to work as they like, Strike as they like, just have a ball in the name of government employment] and repeal of Anti-Conversion Act.

After hearing his speech DMK, MLAs in the name of applauding broke about 50-60 desks, while pathetic looking Congress MLA joined them in the banging ceremony. Chief Minster later assured Government would bear the cost of broken benches.

SunTV for its part reported that Tamilnadu now has about 69% reservation in all colleges and schools regardless of being private or funded by Government.

Jayalalitha for her speech quota called this day as black day of Tamil Nadu Assembly history. She accused the speaker of house that he tactfully avoided her from discussion. Apart from the speaker, she also accused the DMK government for the traffic signals that had red light when ever she drives through fort St. George area. At the end of the day both the leaders maintained the Dravidian culture. Ayya called it Red day while Amma called it Black day.

குடி மகனே!...பெரும் குடி மகனே!
Here are some Liquor sales figures given in the House by Chief Minister Karunanidhi
cases in lakhs  2003-04 2004-05 2005-06
Mohan Breweries  54.33 35.47 30.03
Siva distilleries  53 40 43.86
Balaji distilleries  44.9 45.72 50.19
Midas Golden dist  12.85 28.68 51.04
Over all   165.08  149.87  175.12
Tamilnadu குடி மக்கள் had reduced drinking habits in 2004-05. However Midas using their political clout doubled their sales, but some how Balaji distilleries sales also increased. Over all Tamilnadu has been drinking a lot.
175,00,000 cases a year. That’s a lot of Booze. psst:Will Chief Minster provide us details on how much Sumagali cable made on settop boxes alone while how much its competitors made?....ஆடிய ஆட்டம் என்ன...

He closed his speech by stating - There were 122 promises in the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam manifesto. There were announcements on 68 so far. The remaining would be taken up in phases, he added. அட அரசியல்ல இது எல்லம் சகஜம்ப்ப....[HotMachiHot has sent a search party to find the 60 other announcements - announcement is different from implementation – ]

JJ's Flip Flop

On the first day of the TN assembly session, AIADMK members lead by Paneerselvam (the then leader of opposition) created such a ruckus that they had to be evicted en masse. 60 of the 61 were gone. JJ did not attend the session that day.

Everyone had been guessing whether JJ will follow Mu. Ka. by sitting at home for 4 years and doing enormous disservice to their constituents who chose him/her. JJ stunned the public and the press by storming into the assembly and literally taking over the session. She could have easily sat at home and refused to come to the asssembly alleging possible physical abuse. But she did not care. And that too when none of her people were around she dared to take her position. Her experience and public speaking skills came in handy in her defense of the past government and the public sighed in relief at the victory of democracy. Her victory at the floor probably encouraged her to take over the role of the opposition leader from Pannerselvam – her permanent stand by.

Now, anybody with a sane mind would not let such an opportunity slip. But, JJ? She is different. She never went to the floor the next day. Almost all of her MLA’s were waiting at the gates to cheer her up. But – no show. What kind of a plan was that, you would think. But JJ had more plans. She called in the press and told them that she was not invited to speak in the assembly against the norm. How can anybody asked to speak when they were not even present? If she wanted to make a case she should have gone there, warmed the bench and then cried that she did not get her time. What she chose to do was plain political maneuvering.

Unfortunately this time she fell on her face with this trick. I hope that after the nose bleed has stopped she will not get up more furious but step back and look and what tripped her feet instead. He has to keep in mind that she still hold a huge chunk of the assembly members and millions of voters are expecting her to be a bit more responsible.

Remembering Anna’s word “Kadamai, Ganniyam, Kattupaadu” is the need of the hour for her. It has been so for quite a while now.

Quick Takes

1. The "Free TVs" that DMK government is going to give are going to be Fourteen inch TVs. Just 14 inches? Who would want to see their favorite serials in such a small TV?

2. Dinakaran and TamilMurasu have started featuring full-page ads by Government agencies. inimEl koNdaattam thaan ivanga raajjiyaththilE.

3. Karunanidhi said " There were 122 promises in the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam manifesto. There were announcements on 68 so far. The remaining would be taken up in phases". - The Hindu. Vaitheegan, can you cross-check?

4. Students from rural areas get 15% of seats reserved in Engineering Colleges, according to Karunanidhi. If rural students are those from Panchayats and urban students are those from Corporations, what about students from Municipalities? :)))

The Vaitheegan Show [#13]

Without any political ethics, Jayalalithi called the DMK chief a Ravana after the elections. Finally the title has been accepted by the DMK chief yesterday, PTI reports, I am an "affectionate" Ravanan says DMK chief . I am not a Pathu Thalai Ravanan, (ten-headed "demon" king Ravanan in Ramayan), but a pattruthal ulla Ravanan (affectionate Ravanan)," Chief Minister Karunanidhi said on Tuesday.So over all the Ravanvan title still holds good, Ravana was also a staunch Siva devotee, a Venna artists and had a kind of weakness for the opposite sex. Who is Kumbakarnan? K Anbazhagan? Vaitheega dai adanguda...

No more special treatment for VIPs in TN temples: Chennai, May 25 (PTI): The practice of giving special treatment to VIPs in temples would be abolished in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister M Karunanidhi announced in the State Assembly today. Does this law really server any purposes. Most of the so called VIPs in Tamil Nadu don't seem to believe in God, most don't go to a temple. It is only common man who goes to temple. However to make this law really effective, Can we expect our Chief ministers to pass similar law to abolish special treatment of VIPs in Airports, Train stations, Shopping centers, Roadways, High courts, TV coverages, movie theaters, any other place where they zoom pass common man. This law is something similar to a setting up a special counter in a Ration shop for VIPs. tell me which Vip goes to a Ration Shop? What is the point in the passing such worthless law which servers no purpose. Will the Economy thrive because of this law.??? Finance minister who is on a vacation tour to Tamil nadu has to explain.

Jaya misled Assembly: Chidambaram Accusing AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa of providing wrong information in the State Assembly, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday asserted that the free bicycle scheme launched by the previous AIADMK Government was a centrally-funded scheme. SunTV reported that Chidambaram has said that Jayalalitha attending the session all alone is not an act of courage., what ever, The current chief minister was paid sitting at home for being in the opposition. He never took a trip which he is supposed to do, will Mr. Finance comment on it??

Do you know - Statistics Minister Ko Si Mani had participated in a "yaga" organised by Kanchi seer Jayendra Saraswathi at Kumbakonam. Wow!It that true, do we have a statistics ministry??

Free land Distribution scheme: Here are some statistics let me mislead people a little. According to "statistics" there are 86 lakh landless farmers in the state. A rough calculation says government needs 1,72,00,000 Acres of lands which is about 26,875 square mile. Size of Tamil nadu is about 50,215 sq miles - hence note it - about - 50% of Tamil Nadu will be given away free. More over, existing data from Tamil Nadu Government web sites reads - Total Cultivated Area (Hectare): 58,89,069 - Convert this to square miles - 22,737sqmi, already about 50% of Tamil nadu is agricultural land. Blow it a little more, Coming to the Irrigation part, we picked data from Tamil nadu Government website - 30,87,108 Hectors are irrigated that is, 11,919Sqmi have perennial water supply and the rest 10,818 Sq-Miles depends Kunakudi Vaithiyanathan's Amurthavarshani [KVA]. Tamil nadu will be adding another 27,000sqmi to this KVA equation, where will the irrigation supply come from? The person who went to the Kanchi mutt yaga - "the Statistics minister" has to answer.

The two-week-old minority government of the DMK in Tamil Nadu is under pressure from the Congress to share power with them.The minority government of the DMK required the support of 22 MLAs. Congress, a coalition partner in the government, had offered unconditional support to DMK. But now, a section of the party has put up posters in Chennai making their demand loud and clear. Congress is such an animal, the Head does not seem to know or care what the Tail wants to do or doing. Tail acts as though it is the head and yap around,until head takes over again. Really an amazing Animal, need to call 1800 Animal planet.

Tamil nadu Congress wants DMK to setup an aeronautical institute in memory of Rajiv Gandhi.Congress Whip Peter S Alphonse said that Rajiv Gandhi had been a pilot before he joined politics. In memory of the departed leader, aeronautical science should be taught free of cost to youngsters and they should also be given free training to become pilots, Alphonse said. Congress high command is busy waging a war using Caste politics to gain political milege, Tamil nadu congress came up with a joke. They requested DMK that Ambedkar's birthday be declared officially "Caste Eradication" day, in honour of the leader, who fought for eradicating caste feelings among Indians.