Public Views, Lutyens Shoes
“Do you know, why Delhi is called Lutyens Delhi?”
As we embrace the activists like Anna Hazare and few realistic politicians for their welfare indulgence into the ombudsman’s (lokpal’s) swamp we take no considerations to the MPs who hold the dark intent as a principle of them. They make the ignorance of public to the level where they get the modest amount of salary shown and what that is unaccountable goes oblivion in the showcase. Our Parliamentarians extracts the most out of what we call Money accountable to Public. Most of the MPs live in or on the vicinity at Lutyens’ Delhi which has the gross estimated value of real estate of Rs 300-400 crore depending on the size of the bungalow. In Delhi as a state we have 77 Ministers including those of state are so capable that they can even hire a servant for spoon feeding and cleaning their toilets (-literally, where it comes from). India as a country still counts 37.7% of population below poverty line (BPL) and we have more than 540 Lok Sabha Ministers and 250 Rajya Sabha Ministers playing all in multimillion currency and can be said perfectly capable of feeding those below poverty line till their death and still holds a tidy sum of a million.
The new statistics shows the increment of Government bureaucrats. Six lakhs per annum is the salary of an Indian MP which is in accounts and the bungalow which grows behind is what the money needs to be in accounts. There is no Parliamentary drawback or system limitations, all in all the corrupt Ministers grew up to behold this nature when an American bureaucrats draws an ample annual salary of $1,74,000 (Rs 93 lakhs) and yet lives in homes which cost almost third of the fractions Indian MPs’ bungalows worthy of. Where is the money growing and how far will it reach to the corrupt standards? Questions never become an answer in parliament. An MP brings multi-ideological standards of his own to become so-and-so. He spends around 7-10 crores on elections to win it before whining and bragging out the same and a successful MLA spends around 2-3 crores all on a state assembly election. By all procedure successfully passed giving these MPs right of expenditure in some other sense. Now when all the revenue is collected from Public funds, National Highway Authority of India, Airports, Railways, Transports and Municipal department. The audited revenue on utilization lies in vain before the public and eaten by the corrupt society of MPs and Bureaucracies.
Lokpal brought the debate of empowering of ‘Elections Commission’ to audit electoral expenses on a continuous basis and make all the funds of public accountable on the expense sheet. Should it provide the power to de-register and de-recognize the blunderer political parties which play seminal roles in digging the black money out. There must be a tough regulatory bodies which instigates the policies to investigate the profession of each and look into the matter deeply and not commiserate the deal with money.
How much does your Lutyens MP cost you? (Minhaz Merchant),
Sunday Times Of India, New Delhi (dated 18 December, 2011).
Wikipedia (for accurate statistics on BPL and current census report)
The Times of India Travel (www.timesofindiatravel.com).