The National Green Tribunal (NGT) pulled up the Art of Living organisers for the uninformed extravagance of the World Cultural Festival on Yamuna floodplain near Delhi. The trial concluded with a green signal to the event on March 11-13, and slapped a fine of Rs 5 crore.
On the other hand, the liquor baron Vijay Mallya, under pressure from banks to repay around Rs 7,000 crore of debt owed by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, was reportedly out of the country already, in spite of a look out notice issued against him.
There was an outrage against the violation of environmental norms by the Art of Living event organisers as well as how Mallya could fly outside the country when all the exit points had been warned to stop him from leaving since October.
The stories took the social media by storm. Here are some of the noteworthy comments on Facebook and Twitter:
Modi&Kejriwal govts come together to violate every rule &destroy Env to sponsor SriSri Circus.Both Supremos also agreed not to allow Lokpal!— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) March 10, 2016
Media- Army working at Sri Sri Event— Paresh Rawal (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) March 9, 2016
AAP Fans-Shame on Modi
Media- AAP Govt requested DM for Army
AAP- Proud of AAP...always ready to help
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy also took to commented on Twitter. (You may need to refer to the Swami glossary for this one.)
Mallya,the King of good times,mastered the Art of Living from Cong&Art of leaving from BJP.Still SriSri can teach him about Art of Impunity!— Aamir Wani (@aamirwani88) March 10, 2016
Cartoonist Manjool also got his strokes right on this one:
One more flies over d cuckoo's nest taking a lot of his money with him. Back to being king of good times unless he surprises us by returning— harinder baweja (@shammybaweja) March 9, 2016
And Twitter was full of popular references, like this one:
King of good times leaving India .???? pic.twitter.com/bVfOvZxKvB— Redjohn. (@WhiskeeyRiver) March 9, 2016
Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal, also a BJP MP from Gujarat where sale of liquor is banned, also commented on the ‘good times’:
Some on Facebook posted these: