Sure, austerity begins at home, but not my home

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Two headlines from today’s newspapers highlighting the excesses of Union ministers S.M. Krishna and Shashi Tharoor. The one above from the Indian Express, Delhi. The one below from DNA, Bombay.

The operative paragraph for former Karnataka chief minister and current Union external affairs minister with declared assets of Rs 18 crore:

“It’s learnt Krishna is checked in at the Maurya‘s presidential suite on the 16th floor. The sutie’s tariff, hotel staff said, is “on request”. In other words, there’s no declared tariff for the four presidential suites in the hotel which have had guests like US President George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Industry insiders say the room tariff is in the range of Rs 1 lakh plus per night although ‘it can be negotiated’.”

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