The Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has revealed that among the slew of drastic steps announced to shore up the Rupee, one critical measure that had missed public attention was the fact that the Prime Minister would start wearing a differently colored turban from the light blue one we have been seeing him in for almost ten years now.
“Foreigners have stopped investing in this country because they think our economic growth is so poor that the Prime Minister has not been able to buy a new turban for ten years,” Mr. Chidambaram said. ”Also, as Rahul baba was right to point out in one of his speeches, the Rupee, like poor people, just needs some self confidence and a brightly colored turban will provide it that.”
When quizzed on the fact that Rahul Gandhi himself was most likely contributing to the slide of the Rupee with his foreign vacations by buying dollars, Mr. Chidambaram retorted, “Nonsense! Rahul baba himself never pays for anything abroad in dollars. The whole thing is arranged as an elaborate kickback with some helicopter making firm or real estate developer.”