On June 7, 2011, soon after Baba Ramdev's 'fast unto death' was disrupted by the Delhi Police, I received a similarly absurd mail as the one I mentioned in my last blog.
LOKPAL BILL : JUST A MISS CALL AWAY +912261550789
Govt. of India put a condition that 25 CRORES of people support is needed to implement 'LOKPAL-BILL'
4 this we just have to GIVE A MISSED call (free) to the number - +912261550789
After giving a missed call to this no. u'll receive a thanks msg.
Forward this 2 as many to make India corruption free. We forward stupid messages
Let's forward something that actually matters.
I HAVE REGISTERED MY VOTE: WILL U DO THE SAME????
And don’t forget to pass on this message…………….TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS/RELATIVES / FAMILY MEMBERS / OFFICE STAFF, EMPLOYEES, ETC, ETC
A brief and appropriate response however immediately came from one of the recipients and I quote:
"Just to inform you that Government hasn't come up with any such conditions. We are not a country who implement policies based on public memorandum, and more over not through the means of missed calls. This is definitely a misguiding message that you would have got from someone......L