Saturday, 20 October 2007


We don't remember this, can you jog your memory a bit guys and tell us... As power minister or MLA or during his councillor days, was our chief minister Digu so photo crazy? Or is it The Navhind Times that is buttering the Digu up a bit too much. We'll try and run a few photographs here over the next few days to put this claim in perspective. But here's one picture which we feel really show brazen our politicians have become. And this pic was published both in TNT and Herald we think.
Guys, Digu was our power minister in the last three (or is it more) political dispensations. How correct is it for a chief minister to go temple hopping with a vice president of Reliance group and then slip these pictures to the media with a caption (mentioning the presence of the top reliance man) to boot ? Reliance is the only private power manufacturing company in the state. Here's our Digu outdoing even his wife in that blazing purple (purple isn't it?) vastra that he's wearing. Unfortunately for Lord Tirupathi, poor Digu doesn't have any hair on his head to be spared for the lord.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Digu is on a trip of soul searching I suppose.

Like how guys go out on Saturday night PUB hopping.

Infact in Goa he also went on a pilgrimage visiting end number of churches and chapels besides temples.

20 October 2007 at 19:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penpricks: Digu might be planning to permit a Reliance Fresh, outlet in Goa. Goa has now been bitten by this 'No. 1 State', 'Model State' bug. So they accept everything and stand for nothing.

BTW, Dhirubai Ambani's son-in-law is Dattaraj Salgaocar.

I had said this in an earlier comment, but anyway I'll say it again,"Only a good government can have good propaganda"... That's a Joseph Goebbels quote.

Nowadays, it's called Information & Publicity, but the objective is the same!

20 October 2007 at 23:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Goa, the government is controlled by the Powerful Mining Loby which is all out for amassing wealth at any cost. This Digubab, Figubab's are all puppets in the hands of this powerful lobby. And as usual the Caste affiliation is a big factor in Goan politics.

22 October 2007 at 23:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 3 says makes a lot of sense. I visited Belgaum (now called Belgavi) the other day via Sanvordem. These mining trucks just rush and rush. They overtake like crazy for they are paid per trip.

Though they have covered the trucks' cargo with tarpaulin, there is still dust rising from them. The covers do not cover the soil entirely. The rivers near the Sesa Goa unit are clearly red. The leaves of all the plants are covered with red mining dust. I wonder whether the money these mining guys give the residents will somehow mitigate health issues? Nope is the answer! They virtually have 2 choices :
A. Accept the money and shut up


B. Protest in vain.

Soon I reached Anmod Ghat, but alas, there was another set of mining trucks just driving rashly. Apparently they were heading for a Salgaonkar (the board displays 'PVG', wonder if is an acronym) unit just near the hill on the Karnataka side.
My entire journey on the hill was filled with foul odour. It was a mix of burnt rubber and something like diesel. Don't know what it was. Perhaps brake linings of the trucks. My throat couldn't handle it.

I returned the same day. Fortunately it drizzled, and I saw first hand the lush green leaves. Yeah, the terrible smell on the Anmod Ghat was there ruling out my bus, as the source, since I took a different one.

25 October 2007 at 03:01  

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