New Delhi: “We should continue doing whatever we are doing”, said India’s Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay yesterday, while the financial capital of India reeled under a terror jolt yet again and the Minister brazenly attended a fashion show in the capital.
Possibly, the national leader was only trying to lead by example! About how we can continue to live it up even under the shadow of terror.
So when Mumbai was burning, the elected representatives of our nation were busy watching models wearing sequinned dresses and gowns.
Along with the tourism minister also present at the fashion gala was Delhi’s former mayor Aarti Mehra. Apparently, they had assembled at Hotel Grand, on insistence of Ashok Kumar Pradhan, former Union minister and senior BJP leader, whose daughter, a fashion designer, was presenting her debut collection of classic romance.
It was also learnt that some Mumbai celebs including, Suresh Oberoi, Madhur Bhandarkar, Mugdha Godse and Anushka Sharma, were having gala time with their Delhi friends.
When a journalist tried to speak to Aarti Mehra, she said, “I am feeling sad about it (the Mumbai blasts). But again, life must go on. Ashok is like a big brother to me. I am here only for him."
"Even after incidents like these, life doesn`t come to a standstill. We should continue doing whatever we are doing," said a gung-ho Subodh Kant Sahay.
Now, that’s quite a statement Mr Sahay, considering your position and the ‘occasion’.