July 06, 2004

This just in... It's Lord Vishwakarma's fault

When I first read this a couple of days earlier, I thought it was a joke. Then I did some checking around, and it does not appear to be a joke.

Apparently, our Honourable Minister for the Railways, Laloo Prasad Yadav, does not think that he's responsible for the Indian Railways. I'll have to quote him here, because I can't describe this level of stupidity myself:

"Indian Railways is the responsibility of Lord Vishwakarma. So is the safety of passengers... It is His duty, not mine. I have been forced to don His mantle."
and...
"I keep telling Him whatever accident or incident takes place on the tracks is His responsibility."

Read the original TOI article here.

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