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With their boycott of Parliament entering into the 13th day, MPs of NDA have decided to take off for the salubrious climes of the Himalayas by planning an extended weekend trip to the holy town of Rishikesh.
The holiday is expected to placate many irate MPs who were threatening to disobey the party whip and actually take part in Parliamentary discussions since “they were getting bored to death”.
“The boys were really getting restive, with nothing to do. So we decided to take a road-trip to recharge and boost morale in the saffron camp,” confirmed Sushma Swaraj, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha to The Unreal Times.
However, the NDA initially found it difficult to generate consensus on choice of destination. SAD MPs wanted to jet off to Canada, while Khandala in Maharashtra was ruled out since Shiv Sena was dead against hosting NDA MPs from Bihar there.
Finally, the RSS stepped in and ordered the leadership to arrange a bus trip to the holy town of Rishikesh. However, Arun Jaitley’s suggestion to go beyond Hrishikesh into the upper reaches of the Himalayas all the way to top of Nanda Devi peak in majestic isolation to remain cut off and aloof from the rest of the world was shot down by the rest of the Parliamentarians.
Instead, the MPs will gainfully spend the next few days partaking in white-water rafting during the day, and dancing to patriotic songs around bon-fires in the evenings.
Shedding further light on his party’s tactics to put the Government on the mat with regard to the coal scam, Shri Jaitley vehemently disagreed with the view that stalling Parliament may have led to losses running into crores in addition to undermining the spirit of deliberative democracy.
“Dude, do you really think debating extremely boring bills like the Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University Bill makes an iota of difference to governance outcomes?” asked the erudite leader of the Opposition in the House of Elders.
“And even Ravi Shastri’s clichés are more original and refreshing in comparison to the sanctimonious, shallow tripe that we subject the nation to with these over-rated Parliamentary discussions and deliberations. Has anyone computed the cost to the environment from the enormous volumes of hot air generated during these shallow debates?” he cogently argued.