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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 15:28:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: Hawk Tober
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Indian Elections

Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 09:34:51 -0500
From: Karen Stanley

Ah, politics; always offering us bigger and better opportunities for humor...


Elections having just been run again in India there's new jokes about -
here's a couple (notes at the ned on the characters): 


        Laloo, Jayalalitha, and Sonia are on a long flight in an Air Force
plane. Laloo pulls out a 100 Rupee note and says, "I'm going to throw this
Rs.100 note out and make someone down below happy." Jayalalitha, not
wanting to be outdone, says, "If that was my 100 Rupee note, I would split
it into two Rs.50 notes, throw them down and make two people down below
happy." Of course Sonia doesn't want these two candidates to out do her so
she pipes in, 'I would instead take one hundred Rs.1 notes and throw them
out to make 100 people just a little happier." At this point the pilot,
who has overheard all this bragging and can't stand it anymore, comes out
and says, "If I throw all three of you out of this plane and I'll make 975
million people happy"

When Lalloo completed 25 years of his rule over Bihar, he wanted a special
postage stamp issued, with his picture on it. He so instructed Rabridevi,
stressing that it should be of international quality. The stamps were duly
released, and Lalloo was pleased. But within a couple of days of release
of the stamp, he began hearing complaints that the stamp was not sticking
properly, and became furious. He called Rabri and ordered her to
investigate the matter.Rabri checked the matter out at several post
offices, and then reportedn the problem to Lallo Prasad. She said: "The
stamp is really of international quality. The problem is, our people are
spitting on the wrong side" 


(Gloss: Laloo is the 'King of Bihar', his wife Rabri is Cheif Minister in
his place as he is under permanent criminal investigation.  Bihar is,
reputedly, the most corrupt state in India. Sonia is, of course, the
latest Gandhi with a death wish, and Jayalalitha is formidable ex-Chief
Minister of Tamil Nadu whose withdrawal of support brought down the last
Indian government.  She was the mistress of MGR, a film star who was Chief
Minister of Tamil Nadu for ages, even after he was declared clinically
brain dead.  And I'm not joking!)

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