Monday, December 26, 2005

Expelling people's representatives, in style.

A while ago, Aniruddha Bahal and gang found out how easy it is to get Indian parliamentary representatives to ask questions for money. Apparently, it was rather easy. Obviously, people were rather unhappy that their representatives were so easily convinced to ask spurious questions, instead of doing their job.

The great twist in this tale is that the Indian parliament has thrown these eleven representatives out. I applaud the parliament for showing that such behavior was not to be tolerated.

The eleven vacancies in the houses (10 in the lower house, and one in the upper house) will be filled by fresh elections. The consituents will know that their representatives were caught with their hands in the cookie jar, with their pants down and all that.

If you are an Indian, use this opportunity to say, "Take that, China!" (But not with hatred though, the Chinese are a very lovely people.)