Thursday, April 3, 2014

The prince is banished from the kingdom

We are actually held speechless (only for a moment to be sure). Is this actually India that we know so well of where a well-off person never bothers to stand in a queue. And these majestic words simply take your breath away: "If Gandhi has to apply, he should apply himself in person or send application signed by him with all the essential documents"

Life is super strange these days but it is clear that the bureaucracy (aka steel frame) that actually rule India is showing its true colors. It will not bow to any man, common or royal. Whether it is a positive sign or not, the answer is blowing in the wind.

The local administration has cancelled application of Congress Vice President and local MP Rahul Gandhi for issuance of domicile certificate.

"The application should have been made by Gandhi himself with his signature, which was not there. The application was made by one Rajendra Singh with is against law", District Magistrate, Jagatraj Tripathi today told PTI when asked about cancellation of the application.

The papers needed with the application were also not there, he added.

"If Gandhi has to apply, he should apply himself in person or send application signed by him with all the essential documents", the DM said.


Bank account of all the candidates are to be opened on dircetions of EC and for this domicile certificate is needed, the officer clarified.

Congress Amethi spokesman Rajendra Singh had applied for the certificate showing Munshiganj Guest house as temporary address of Gandhi and the administration had cancelled the application terming it against rules and regulations.

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