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With the Northern Grid tripping for the second time in 48 hours, thereby necessitating yet another Bhutanese intervention to ensure uninterrupted power supply to VVVIP houses in Lutyens, the Government has decided to not take any more chances and has initiated steps to relocate 10, Janpath, the unofficial power center of the country and the home of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, to Thimphu, the capital of the Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom..
Confirming the move to former Newslive editor Atanu Bhuyan who has now changed his name to Atanu Bhutan, ostensibly to sound more powerful, Congress party spokesperson Manish Tiwari said, “Yes, the news is true. Madamji and Rahulji will soon be shifting to Bhutan. We can’t afford yet another outage that leaves our supreme leader without power. So we have requested madam to relocate to Bhutan from where she will find it easier to remote control the government.”
Tiwari also shed light on the political significance of the relocation. “All these years, madam enjoyed unparalleled status as India’s unrivalled power center, expect on a few occasions, when it seemed as if Mamata didi was in charge. That too was quashed thanks to Didi submitting to madam’s authority, albeit with a heavy heart. However, the recent blackouts have sadly underscored the reality that it is neither madamji nor Didi but borrowed electricity from Bhutan that allows India to remain functional. Madamji didn’t want the largely ignorant class of Indians to know about this, so she has decided to shift to Bhutan to maintain the façade of being in charge,” said Manish.
When asked why the Congress President did not consider relocating to Ahmedabad instead, considering Gujarat never runs out of power and is located within India, Tiwari gruffly retorted, “Dude, that would be communal.”
The sudden emergence of Bhutan as a power surplus nation has prompted many among the high and mighty to shift base there. Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S.Yeddyurappa has already demanded a mansion in Bhutan where he can set up shop and remote control the Karnataka CM. BCCI President N. Srinivasan also is strongly contemplating shifting IPL6 to Bhutan, with the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu as the home ground for the Chennai Super Kings. In the corporate sector, the Tata group may rename Tata Photon as Tata Bhutan, while Ratan Tata is mulling whether he ought to change his name to Bhutan Tata.
Later, Rahul Gandhi paid Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a visit at his Race Course Road residence because he wanted to visit the homes of the powerless and spend time with them, according to sources in the PMO.