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Homeless people to have Mayawati shaped haircut to get cover

07, Jan 2012 By Pagal Patrakar

Lucknow. After Election Commission ordered all Mayawati statues to be covered, homeless and poor people in Uttar Pradesh have decided to get a haircut that would cause Mayawati figurine to appear on their heads. The move is aimed at getting some piece of cloth in this cold weather.

Ignored by the political parties as many of them are not enrolled on voter lists, these people finally hope to get some attention by the system and the society this way.

“It’s too cold these days and some extra clothing will help,” Kabir Das, a homeless destitute in Lucknow told Faking News, “We have never been promised anything by anybody and we move around begging for our survival. Last winter an NGO had distributed blankets but we sold them off in summer to buy food.”

Haircut shaped in Indian map
Cricket fans have earlier got haircut shaped in various figures, but this is the first time people will get Mayawati shaped haircuts.

“The NGO didn’t come back this year as they were busy supporting Jan Lokpal movement, so this looks like a god sent opportunity,” Kabir said, welcoming the Election Commission’s decision.

This year, the number of homeless beggars has increased as many of them had come back to the state after the famous election speech by Rahul Gandhi, but they were disappointed to learn that they were not welcome.

“We don’t even have homes where Rahul Gandhi could have dinner,” Kabir rued, “Now we hope Election Commission will cover us for having Mayawati statues on our head.”

However, experts on poverty working in the Planning Commission have claimed that the poor have failed to adequately plan for themselves.

“From our data, we have found out that having a funky haircut like that will cost at least 32 rupees. If they can spend that much in a day, they are not poor!” Maathatek Aluwala, a part-time economist with the Planning Commission showed the loophole.

“Furthermore, they will get only that much of cloth that will help cover the hair on their head, which means not much bigger than a handkerchief; they shouldn’t be expecting cozy blankets,” Aluwala provided a reality check to the poor during the season of electoral promises.