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Sonia Gandhi = Amma ?

Sonia Gandhi's date with dosa and spilled water
Friday August 4 2006 19:03 IST

NEW DELHI: It was Sonia Gandhi's wish to have a dosa in parliament's Central Hall that sent two Congress MPs falling over each other to fetch the snack for the party president from the canteen. And when she accidentally spilled a glass of water, an MP got a chance to prove his loyalty by wiping the wet table.

When Gandhi, who otherwise does not mingle with other MPs too often, obliged to a request from some women MPs to join them for coffee at the Central Hall on Thursday, some Congress MPs as well as journalists there made the best of use of the opportunity to chat with her.

Margaret Alva, senior Congress leader, proposed that Gandhi should taste the dosa made at the parliament's Railway Canteen. Upon Sonia saying 'yes', two Congress MPs - one from Haryana and the other from Tamil Nadu - jumped up with alacrity to fulfil their leader's wish.

But the dosa took more than half-an-hour to be made as it was not yet snack time. :( The media persons, who were chatting with the Congress president, saw the duo pacing restlessly in the hall waiting for the dosa to be served.:(

When finally the dosa was brought, Sonia had a small bite and put the plate on a table behind her. In the process, she accidentally spilled a glass of water on the table in front of her. She immediately apologised for the mess.

But this galvanised the Haryana MP into action. :cheers: He scurried forward with paper napkins and started wiping the water off.:cheers:

During her wait for the dosa to arrive, Sonia inquired about the state of the facilities for women MPs in parliament. The women MPs there complained of the pathetic condition of the toilets and the hassles they had to go through during security checks.

Two Left women MPs took the opportunity to press for the pending Women's Reservation Bill. \"But there is no consensus,\" said Sonia Gandhi in reply, adding that the situation had improved in the recent days with more consensus for the bill and she was hopeful it would come up soon.

But Gandhi was very firm with journalists. \"No recording, no note taking,\" she told them at least half-a-dozen times.

\"No political questions too,\" she said. When a media person tried to raise a political question she stood up and said sternly, \"If that is the case, then I am going.\"

Speech by Thomas Friedman of The New York Times....

"When we were young kids growing up in America, we were told to eat our
vegetables at dinner and not leave them. Mothers said, 'think of the
starving children in India and finish the dinner.' And now I tell my
children: 'Finish your maths homework. Think of the children in India
who would make you starve, if you don't.'"


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Post ID: 82918 04-08-06 19:56:05
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Sonia -Amma of Indian orphans
How did she communicate? My understanding is that she can not speak/understand Hindi and her English is heavily accented as well as poor! I bet she would not get even a waitress’s job in Canada (No Canadian experience! Cambridge experience is not recognized here). Anyway, Congress gets maximum seats from south and probably she does not like Dosa (she took only one bite as per the article). This news should have been censored as have been a few websites or may be she was not hungry for food (politicians, especially from Congress have different kind of appetite.( For further information ask Natwar Singh and Jagat Singh). However, the great leader did not discuss women’s reservation as there is no consensus. How many issues are decided in parliament with ”Consensus” except raising their salaries and perks? Next time may be these Sycophants should order Pizza and believe me that will also make it front page news item! This news item reflects Indian news papers' reporting standards.

Last edited by: Nightmare on 05-08-06 00:02:43
Post ID: 82922 05-08-06 00:01:25
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Sonia Gandhi = Amma ?
Even to prevent fist fights and group clashes in Satyamurthy Bhavan, the state HQ of the party in TN, the partymen depend on this Italian "Amma". No wonder the party has reached its nadir in Tamil Nadu. The other national alternative BJP is in the grip of swamijis caught in scandals and crime.

Post ID: 82928 05-08-06 04:04:28
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