What ministers have in their pocket

December 15th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Kochi (Kerala), Dec 15 (IANS) Organisers at the ongoing state conference of the Congress party in Kerala had a good laugh when Defence Minister A.K. Antony and Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi arrived at the event.The two central ministers reached the registration counter Sunday morning and were asked to pay Rs.50 as participant fees for the conference here, which is scheduled to end Dec 16.

“Immediately hearing this, Antony put his hand into his shirt pocket and produced his Rajya Sabha pass. He said this is all that I have and I have nothing else but only this in my pocket,” senior congress leader Benny Behanan told IANS.

When Ravi turned up at the registration counter, he fished out a Rs.1,000 note and told Behanan that he will pay Rs.50 provided he gets back Rs.950.

“All of us had a good laugh and we told them not to worry. We did not collect Rs.50 from them because they are the top most leaders of the party,” Behanan said.

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