INTO THE PAST WITH PAIN...320
DR K Prabhakar Rao
Gandhi Patel and Nehru are seen strolling near the tank bund lower road in Hyderabad. They are near the water outlet gates. They find many police men at the site.
Gandhi. Patel. This is a place of no importance. Why police is here? Let us pray that no one has been murdered at this lonely spot.
Patel. Bapu. We need not worry. All looks Ok . The police guys are relaxing and taking it easy. Look some guys are smoking also.
Nehru. Then why this tamasha?
Gandhi. I read in news paper that this reservoir is being drained of water to revamp it.
Patel. Are they crazy? How will get refilled?
Nehru. This tank has water which is highly contaminated by pollutants that flow from some industries. This is a city shit pot. So the new CM has vowed that he would clean this place at all costs. He got such streams closed and is now in the process of draining the tank.He says he will get it refilled by krishna water,
Gandhi. It is a good idea but looks crazy. The CM must concentrate on more important issues to solve states problems than this useless activity. He appears to have no priorities
Patel. Looks so. Poor soul. He came to power after formation of new state and he wants to godown as a Messiah.
Gandhi. Hee..heee. The guys are crazy. I was told that he wants to make Hyderabad a Singapore. How he can do it?Our people basically are lazy guys devoid of discipline. They need twenty four hour supervision. In fact Indian works better when an outsider kicks him hard.
Patel. True , Bapu Whem Indira Gandhi proclaimed Emergency guys worked well. They were shit scared. If left for themselves they will not be seen at work spot.
Nehru. That means we are a nation of work thieves
Patel. You may think so.
Gandhi. Better do not discuss our ethics. People get upset. We were discussing Hussein sagar cleaning.
Patel. Yes.What he is going to achieve by this?
Gandhi. He claims that people can enjoy pleasant evenings at the reservoir.
Pate. But people are enjoying even now.
Gandhi. Look Patel. Every CM wants to do something unique so that all remember him.
Patel. You hit the nail on head. What happens to fish?
Gandhi. It is said that all fish have already died due to toxic pollutants
Nehru. Good. One problem is solved
Patel. I learnt that a tribunal has given orders that water can not be drained into Musi river without cleaning. Work was stopped.
Gandhi. I think state went to appeal and was cleared. The state is free to pollute Musi river further. Probably the higher agency thought that musi is already so dirty that no further pollution can be caused.
Gandhi… Nice joke . Hee.Heee.. But why police guard is there at sluices
Patel. That is strange, Shall I go and ask a police man?
Nehru. Good.. Go ahead
( Patel runs to police and talks to a constable)
Patel. Bhai. Why you guys are here?.
Constable. Why? Do you want to be here?
Patel. No No…It is just like that
Constable. We are here to prevent theft of sluice gates. When water is full no one can steal. Now it is empty these gates and gadgets can be stolen in night. Scrap dealers will have nice time.There is a rumor that Lot of gold can be found hidden at the bed of reservoir that was hidden during Razakar times during police action.So we are here to prevent theft.
Patel. Good. KCR will be lucky if he finds gold
Constable. He can build Singapore soon.
Patel. I doubt it. No doubt you will find skeletons in the bed who were drowned or committed suicide,
Constable. Eee…eee Then ghosts also will be there. I am scared of them
Patel. Ok You are a police man. Be brave
Constable. OK I shall try.
Patel. OK Bhai. Thanks for information. Bye
( Patel returns to Gandhi.He narrates what he learnt)
Gandhi. It is all waste of time for us. I thought some interesting thing will be there. Let us go
Nehru. OK Bapu. I am scared of ghosts.
(All disappear from the scene )