At the G – 20 meeting early this week in Mexico , our Prime Minister , Manmohan Singh , pledged a contribution of $ 10 billion ( Rs. 56,000 Crores ), to help out debt-ridden countries like Greece , Italy , Spain etc.
This was on top of $ 2 billion ( Rs 11,000 Crores ), pledged by India earlier this year
No doubt , PM Manmohan Singh must have struck a quid-pro-quo deal
But what about some equally debt-ridden States of India ?
I am sure , Chief Ministers of West Bengal , Punjab , Kerala etc., would be too happy to support Pranabda for President , only if Manmohan agrees to write off their Central Government loans
At least nearer home , forget quid-pro-quo and let charity begin !