New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has announced his austerity drive at a special press conference held at The Oberoi, New Delhi. This press conference was sponsored by a public relations agency Genesis Burson-Marsteller and Japanese advertising firm Dentsu.
There was a delay in the press conference as Mr Gandhi was busy tearing some notepads provided by the hotel. He said that these empty notepads were “complete nonsense” that should be “torn and thrown out”. Justifying his action the congress number 2 said “I am the real Aam Admi and I hate any type of wastage”. Mr Gandhi then distributed the torn pages of press briefing. Our FN reporter was the first to join all the pieces together. Here are excerpts from that:
Going one step ahead of Kejriwal, I had already refused taking any government accommodation. I continue to live in my paternal home at 10 Janpath. I have decided that instead of using chartered flights, I will travel in low cost airlines. For this purpose 2 Spicejet planes are booked for an entire year and special arrangements have been made in low cost carrier where seats are replaced with reclining sofa sets and a small 46″ LCD TV is provided with DVDs of Shaktimaan and Chota Bheem.
On being asked how will he travel within the city? His reply was “I am already using helicopter instead of red beacon vehicle to avoid traffic problem for residents of Delhi”. The congress number 2 then made a dramatic exit from the ongoing press conference towards the helipad.