Is that tap water the austere madam is drinking?

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After having flagged off a very bogus drama on “austerity” in New Delhi, the Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi sips a glass of ordinary, municipal, tap water that the drought-affected aam admi and aam aurat of India consume, at the inauguration of the global education centre at the Infosys campus in Mysore on Tuesday.

Either that, or Ms Gandhi does not believe in drinking treated, bottled, “mineral” water straight from the bottle.

Meanwhile, Sudha Murthy, the spouse of the original “Mr Austere”, N.R. Narayana Murthy, takes a swig of Aquafina. Either that, or Mr Murthy filled an empty bottle with ordinary, municipal tap water that the drought-affected aam admi and aam aurat consume, before they left for the inauguration in a KSRTC bus to Hootagalli.

Photographs: Narayan Yadav/ Karnataka Photo News

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