Reality Bites: Public wealth as pittance to flaunt Dear Leader’s fakeeri

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While journalists are furiously writing listicles on the best or worst things about 2021, I am far more concerned about something that has puzzled me in the year that just went by. It is with a furrowed brow that I ask this question:

We saw the Dear Leader launching public-funded project after project in Utter Purgatory, and bragging like some nouveau riche motormouth about the crores they cost. So, how come he didn’t launch other huge (and more personally important) public-funded projects in every state across the nation too? Like the two new airplanes for his personal use that cost Rs. 8,400 crore, a fancy new Mercedes Maybach car for himself that cost Rs. 12 crore, and the Central Vista Project and his new house that cost the nation well over Rs. 20,000 crore?

He didn’t pay a penny from his pocket, so they belong to everyone in the nation, right?

It would have been wonderful to see the Dear Leader land on highways in other states with the sticker price on the bodies of the new planes. Since he loves light shows, the sticker price could have UV light flashes, while excited news anchors could have screamed “Two planes for the price of twenty” on our TV screens. (Note: Please do not wear white underwear if you’re invited to these events, UV light exposes them).

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