The 14 Karnataka MLAs who were recently exposed for holidaying on taxpayer money have denied all such allegations and are eagerly awaiting their next ‘educational tour’. Recent reports suggest that their previous trip destinations included an alligator park in Brazil and Machu Picchu in Peru.
When asked about the relevance of the tango performance on their itinerary, Congress MLA B C Patil justified that in ancient times, men and women used to dance around a fire and pray for the rains and thus, this part of their visit was fully relevant, if not crucial to their study.
According to unconfirmed reports, the same group of MLAs is set to go on another tour to find a solution to the drought problem in Karnataka. This time, they will be sent back in time when the world economy was significantly weaker, as a measure to reduce the budget of the tour. This will supposedly pacify Times Now’s Arnab Goswami, who has threatened yet another ‘debate-unto-death’ on The News Hour. Goswami, armed with the itinerary of the previous trip, is expected to surpass his previous record of 97 direct questions on tonight’s show over the issue.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the highlight of the trip will be the 1983 Cricket World Cup Final. “How is that relevant to the drought?” we asked, to which Patil confidently replied, “India won the game in spite of it not raining. That is the spirit we would like to inculcate in ourselves and in our people who are suffering the drought.”
When asked about future career prospects in case he is forced to resign, Patil nonchalantly said that finding another job will not be a problem. “Tripadvisor recruits right off the MLA’s chair these days!” he said with a wink.