People in Kerala are joyful and grateful to British Prince Charles and his wife Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker for including 4 days visit to Kerala in their 9 days tour itinerary to India.
The high-profile visit of the couple to the State resulted in quick action from an otherwise sleepy & deaf State Government and Local Administration in repairing and maintaining (at least temporarily) the roads in the State. Road condition in Kerala, which is considered as an express highway straight to HELL and a common problem for every Malayalee has now seen at least to a temporary closure.
While so, People forums in other parts of the State are extremely unhappy with the Royal Couple’s decision to restrict their visit to only few districts in Gods own country. According to President of one such forum from North Kerala, “British Royal Couple visit to all 14 districts in Kerala would have made the Kerala Government to give attention to such districts and would have compelled them to improve the basic infrastructure over there”.
There are also reports that some NGOs’ are planning to stage Dharanas and Mass Human Chain in front of Buckingham Palace demanding another visit from the Royal family to areas skipped in their current visit. They have also send invitations to The White House, His Imperial Majesty the Emperor Akihito (Emperor of Japan), King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, etc to have frequent visits to Gods Own Country, expecting the State Government to keep up the roads and infrastructure at its best.
However, Kind Abdullah of Saudi Arabia out rightly rejected the offer for visiting Kerala, fearing the reactions from Malayalees who were expelled from the Kingdom due to his recent change in labor policy – Nitaqat.
In other news, inspired by the Kerala story, NGOs in Bangalore are engaged in similar efforts of inviting VIP guests to Bangalore, expecting favorable action from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to improve road condition in the Garden City.