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Who are these VIPs and VVIPs?

Mar 1, 2013 , ,


By N.S. Venkataraman
Via e-mail

When the citizens hear about the multi-crore helicopter scandal in India, they feel unhappy on two accounts. Of course, the citizens feel disgusted about such multi-crore scandals, that appear to have become the order of the day in India today. The citizens are equally unhappy to know that thousands of crores of rupees are being spent for buying helicopters for the comfort of these so-called VVIPs, when two-third of the national population is still living below poverty line.

Now, who are these VIPs and VVIPs? We have heard about a governor (the so-called VVIP), who was caught in sex scandal. There are other so-called VVIPs such as chief ministers, judges, senior bureaucrats, members of Parliament and assemblies, who face charges of corruption of Himalayan proportions and lack of personal morals. Now, we have another so-called VVIP, who is the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, being accused of rape charges. With little thoughts and concerns for the plight of the poor and downtrodden, these so-called VIPs and VVIPs and many times their family members enjoy huge security cover, luxurious travel and stay in posh hotels at the cost of the exchequer.

Should the taxpayers’ hard earned money be spent for the comforts of these so-called VIPs and VVIPs, most of whom appear to be looters of national income and face grave charges in the courts.

The term VIPs and VVIPs are nothing but anachronism in a democratic society. Possibly, those who deserve the title as VIPs and VVIPs are the farmers toiling in the agricultural lands, workers operating in the shop floor of industries and scientists and technologists toiling in the research centers.

On the other hand, today, these so-called VIPs VVIPs have come to represent the symbol of everything undesirable and national hatred.




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