Saturday, March 01, 2008

Neena's ESP

We mortals have normal sensory powers. Super secularists like Neena are a rare breed. They posses microscopic eyes, super sensitive ears and ESP that allow them to see "differences" even when an entity stands united.

Commenting on the NDA's reaction to the budget, Neena says

The one refrain that emerged from the different voices in the National Democratic Alliance.....

She hears "different voices", but as is the case with her, goes on to contradict herself in the next few lines.

While conceding that there were aspects in the budget that were welcome — loan waiver for marginal and small farmers, changes in direct tax slabs benefiting the middle class — the BJP leaders dismissed these as election year sops

Note: All BJP leaders spoke in one voice. No "different voice" here.

Leader of the Opposition L. K. Advani was joined by Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav and Shiv Sena leader Anant Geete in pointing out that nothing had been done for those who had taken money from money-lenders at exorbitant interest rates.

The NDA partners too echoed the BJP's stand.

The other point on which the NDA leaders were united was that interest on credit to the farming sector should have been reduced to four per cent (from the current seven per cent).

Neena herself says "united" , so where is the "different voice" that she heard in the opening line?
Does Neena need urgent ENT attention?

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