New Delhi : On his 79th birthday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has conveyed her best wishes to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. Along with the bouquet of flowers that reached his hotel in New York, the PM also received a confidential letter from Mrs Gandhi. Tenali Rama was pleasantly surprised when a generous PMO acted double quick in releasing the letter under RTI.
`Tenali Rama Reports’ reproduces the letter in full, in national interest.
Aadaryna Manmohan Singh ji,
Happy birthday to you. Rahul was very eager to call you at 12 o’clock last night but I dissuaded him from doing so, saying you may interpret it as a poor Sardarji joke and in any case, you would be stressed after the meeting with Pranab da.
How did the meeting go? I am really fed up of this 2G. I thought once Raja went to jail and that DMK lost power, all our problems will be over. But now I hear Raja is singing `Raja ki aayegi baraat’ inside Tihar. Wasn’t that Rani’s flop movie, Manmohan ji?
When you return, I want you, Pranab, PC to meet me. Get Salman also. I mean Salman Khursheed, not Salman Khan. I am the Bigg Boss here, you know that, don’t you. I know you saw `Bodyguard’ on the flight to Frankfurt. But Rahul and Priyanka prefer SRK. You know that too, don’t you.
Rahul suggested we get Pranab and PC to tie friendship bands on each other’s wrists. I know it is not one of Baba’s usual gamechanger ideas but why not give it a try. You know how he gets upset when I don’t listen to his small desires and then he goes off in a huff to the countryside with that Digvijay Singh. I so disapprove of his company, I tell you. Can’t you put him as Governor somewhere?
By the way, today is also Dev Anand’s birthday. I wished him and he sent me an SMS saying he is shooting for his film `Solva Saawan in New York’. He told me he is delighted with his role in which he finally gets to play his age, as a 35-year-old bachelor. Since you are not too busy in New York, you must drop in at his sets. Take Gursharan also.
And before I forget, please tell your PMO not to release this letter under RTI. Remember, RTI does not mean `Re-Tweet to India’.
So have a good birthday. Be a good boy. Don’t talk too much to the media, like you usually do.