Past Sins and Budgetary Allocations
Karnataka has now probably overtaken Bihar as the world’s favourite WTF state. The latest? The Karnataka Chief Minister’s decision to allocate Rs.130 crores to ward off sins committed by past governments.
Why did Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa earmark a whopping Rs 130 crore in the budget for temples and mutts? By the CM’s own admission, it is to propitiate the divine forces to show mercy on Karnataka and ward off sins committed by his predecessors.
This revelation by the CM was made, when former dy CM Siddaramaiah, who has presented seven budgets in the past, scoffed at him in the assembly on Thursday for making such a huge allocation to temples and mutts. The CM’s response: “There are no rains and food production has fallen due to the sins committed by various people in the past. I believe in God. I have allocated money so that Gods will be pleased and shower mercy on us.”
If this Rs.130 crore miraculously does work, I assume the next year’s budget to ward off sins of this financial year, should be something around Rs.1300 crore.
Posted by Manish on February 27, 2009 in In Deshwa