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Want to grab land? Vote for Jaspal Bhatti

india Updated: Jan 26, 2007 01:09 IST

Satirist Jaspal Bhatti is at it again. It's poll time in Punjab and he "jumped into the fray" on Thursday with the launch of his own political outfit, "Land Grabbers and Dealers Party".

The parties' motto? "Bhanvey Badal, bhanvey Raja, tu mota maal kamaaja, Punjab vaich key khaaja, tey chak dey phattey". Its land that is the issue of the day - the message is loud and clear.

Spelling his "agenda", Bhatti said: "The Land Grabbers and Dealers Party will work at winning the hearts of millions of unemployed, bankrupt, downtrodden and frustrated voters of Punjab.

We will make every effort to live up to our party slogan: 'Kheti badi hata devange, shopping centre bana devange'."

If voted to power, he said he would ensure all fertile land was sold to industrial houses. The party would train unemployed youth to be land dealers and teach peasants "gamlaa  (flowerpot)" farming. Also, it would convert government school buildings to shopping malls, he promised.

As for other parties, he said: "Their petty fights are such fun; the government should impose an entertainment tax during elections to recover the money spent on conducting the elections."

Among the "land grabbers" were Brijesh Ahuja, Vinod Sharma, Lally Gill, Narinder, Gurtej Tej and Manoj Puri.

Well, the message is clear. Any voters?