To please "Behenji", some Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) partymen are willing to go to any lengths. On her 54th birthday, BSP boss and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has been gifted a three-acre plot - on nothing less than the moon!
The special gift was made by BSP leader from Kanpur, Mahendra Singh Sengar.
He told reporters here on Saturday that he purchased the lunar plot from US-based Lunar Republic Society. The society openly sells plots on the moon, said Sengar, showing the registration papers signed by its member-secretary Margaret Hayes Barton.
The papers, however do not mention the price he paid for the plot. Sengar took offence on being asked how much he shelled out for the lunar plot.
"How does it matter how much it cost me; when I am gifting the plot to my most revered Behenji, its price is immaterial. It is the feeling that matters," he said.
Mayawati, who was known for her ostentatious birthday parties in the past, celebrated her 54th birthday on Friday without the usual cultural extravaganza, announcing welfare programmes and development schemes worth a whopping Rs.7,312 crore (Rs.70.3 billion).