One day a health expert called up
Jaipal Reddy, Minister for Petroleum
and Natural Gas, and the conversation
went on like this:
"Hello sir, I heard you have gas
Minister: Yes man, I don't get
proper sleep because of this
problem. I am hauled up because
of this problem.
Health Expert: Since how long have
you had this problem, sir?
Minister: The problem is
there since long, but it
since last year. And
the problem is getting
worse day by
Health Expert: Oh, I
Minister: Actually, the
problem was there since
Murli's days. He ignored it, didn't
take any steps, and later passed it
on to me.
Health Expert: Oh! It has become
contagious? Because of this is any
other colleague of yours facing a
Minister: Sushil is facing the
same problem. Poor fellow, he is
Health Expert: Why didn't you consult
Minister: Just a few days back I
spoke to the Doctor but he said it
was my problem and I have to deal
with it on my own.
Health Expert: How can the doctor
talk like that?
Minister: You see, Dr. Singh is a
very busy person; he has many
other problems to attend to.
Health Expert: So, what are you
planning to do now?
Minister: I have been after Mukesh
almost daily. I want to get rid of this
problem once for all.
Health Expert: But I can cure your
problem in no time, sir.
Minister: Really? You can solve my
Health Expert: I have cured many
cases of excess gas, sir.
Minister: Excess gas? Are you
joking? I am talking about shortage
of gas because of which Anil,
Tatas and a whole lot of other
people are suffering. What nonsense
are you talking?
Health Expert: Oh, sorry. What
kind of gas problem are you talking
Minister: I am talking about KG
basin gas production, man. Please
don't cut jokes with me.
Health Expert: Lagta hai galat
number lag gayi. Sorry, sir.
And the gas problem still persists.