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Sheila's sallies
Hindustan Times
August 10, 2011
First Published: 22:31 IST(10/8/2011)
Last Updated: 22:32 IST(10/8/2011)

I admire the manner in which Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has been so calm and collected even when accused of wrongdoing in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games.

Yes, bone-chillingly calm. No doubt she plans to call her detractors for high tea and hope that her cucumber sandwiches will disarm them.

Come on, she says that she is willing to submit to any sort of questioning, I think that’s a  lot better than most politicians in the dock.

Oh yes, I notice how she ever so elegantly suggested that all sorts of other organisations were responsible, all the while saying that she was willing to cooperate fully.

You don’t see Suresh Kalmadi being quite so accommodating.

No, but it is so much easier to pass the buck when you talk in a convent accent, wear tussar and look like my grandma.

I remember how she waded through the floodwaters to reassure people that the Games village would not be inundated.

We must patent this new method of gauging floods, the Sheila wadometer.

Do say: Another round of scones, anyone?
Don’t say: She is not game for it now.


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