I suggest Government of India should withdraw the gift, we will not mind.
I am a senior citizen of my great country India, where it is a tradition and culture to respect and regard the elders and definitely senior citizens.
Recently I purchased a train ticket. The applicable concession was given on the cost of train ticket. To my dismay, I noticed a remark on the ticket: Are you aware that 43 pc of your fare is borne by the common citizens of the country?
This is like giving a gift and then kicking on the face of a senior citizens.
I suggest Government of India should withdraw this gift, we will not mind.
Will the govt give a bill to all those privileged persons who dine in the Parliament canteen with a bold print saying - Are you aware that the subsidy amount of your food is borne by the common citizens of the country?
Also will the government please write to all MPs and MLAs and other government officials, while giving them free passes for travelling by train and aeroplane that the travelling cost is borne by the common citizens of the country?
Will the government consider writing the same to all the above privileged citizens to whom so many subsidies are given in their walk of life?
Will the government write to all ex-MPs, MLAs, Ministers etc. the same Remark while paying them pension?
There are so many issues. However, I am sure no body will post his opinion, neither the government will consider it fit to address this. This is the result of 1000 years of slavery in our own country.
If you agree to this please post it publicly so that it spreads all over India.
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