New Delhi : The government has agreed to form a `Flies Annihilation Team’ (FAT) to get rid of the houseflies that are omnipresent in the Rajya Sabha. This was after several Elders pointed out how flies were disturbing them when they delivered their speech.
A 50-member squad of FAT will be present at all times near the Rajya Sabha. The team members will carry at least half-a-dozen bottles of an anti-housefly spray and any fly intruding into the august House will be immediately brought down. If any fly manages to elude the security net, the FAT squad has been instructed to use the spray to kill the fly but be careful not to spray on the faces of members.
The BJP has welcomed the move. Its spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “We welcome this move to fom FAT. I am hopeful the chief ministers will not oppose FAT like the NCTC. However, we do not approve of the black uniform of FAT members. They should be in grey instead.”
Newly-nominated member of Rajya Sabha, Sachin Tendulkar told Tenali Rama that merely forming FAT will not do. “I have seen on TV, officials keep moving in front of the members. They should erect a white or black sightscreen in front of the Chairman and no one should move in front. This will help in better focus and concentration while speaking.”
Responding to Tendulkar’s suggestion, another member Vijay Mallya said a white or black screen is such a waste. “Why not put up a Kingfisher calender wallpaper on it as well? Or if our women MPs object, put up pictures of RCB’s Virat Kohli and Daniel Vettori. Trust me, members will love it.”
(Contributed by Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy from Chennai)