Protest against the ruling party? Rush to the Well of the House. Protest against the opposition? Rush to the Well of the House.
Rush to the Well of the House.
A first-time Member of Parliament once felt thirsty. He rushed to the Well of the House. Somebody told him this wasn’t that sort of a well. So he rushed to the Well of the House in protest.
They never just walk there, not even a briskly. No, they rush to the Well of the House.
I know of another first time M.P. who didn’t know the deal. During one of those protests he walked leisurely towards the Well. His party colleagues first ticked him off and then rushed to the Well of the House in rebuke.
When I say obsession I mean obsession.
Consider the case of this very senior M.P.:
- The man was in his constituency and busy with his daughter’s wedding when he learned that the jalebis would be delayed. He was livid. So he flew to Delhi, drove over to Parliament and rushed to the Well of the House. The flight back from Delhi was running several hours late. In protest, our distinguished veteran drove back into the city to rush to the Well of House. By the time he returned home , the wedding party had been thrown completely off gear. His wife gave him a mouthful. In protest against which he insisted on flying back to Delhi to rush to the Well of the house. They had to lock him in.
Suffice it to say it was all getting too much.
The Well of the House was destroyed so completely that not a trace remained.
This greatly angered the M.P.’s
So they rushed to the Well of the House.