New Delhi. In a stunning development today, the Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has announced that an eleventh point has been added to his ten point plan for marginally disrupting the free fall of the rupee and the economy. As per Mr. Chidambaram, Bappi Lahiri and all his gold would soon be deported to Iran in exchange for free oil. This, per the Finance Minister, would enable the government to kill two birds with one stone- reduce the oil subsidy & current account deficit and also the possibility of more singing/ dance talent hunts.
Speaking from outside the Parliament, Mr. Chidambaram said, “We are confident that with this measure, we will be able to reduce our current deficit and meet our fiscal deficit target for the year somehow. If we still do not meet the target, we will sell other assets to foreign countries as well. We already have proposals from China and Myanmar for purchasing a couple of our border states that we don’t really care about that much and we are actively considering them.”
When informed of this sudden move, Bappi Lahiri was remarkably stoic and had this to say: “India ho yaa Iran, hum to sunaenge apna gaan.”