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Old 21st December 2013, 20:21   #7801
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How does the Kerala Government afford to buy hugely expensive cars for state ministers?
Lots of loaded plutocrats in politics there I guess, notwithstanding their public stance of foreswearing capitalism in favour of the red idealism etc...
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Old 21st December 2013, 20:28   #7802
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The same thing crossed my mind. Is this bought the minister himself and being used as an official car or the govt bought it for him? And whats with the plates?
It is his personal car only. Before this he had a Merc ML. Which was also used as his govt: official car.
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How does the Kerala Government afford to buy hugely expensive cars for state ministers?
It's going to get worse unless the public start asking questions
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It is his personal car only. Before this he had a Merc ML. Which was also used as his govt: official car.
Ok, then how does a personal car sport government plates? Anyway, they will need to remove the red lights now!
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Old 22nd December 2013, 10:02   #7805
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Ok, then how does a personal car sport government plates? Anyway, they will need to remove the red lights now!
i am sure no changes will be made to the red lights or govt no. plates. Since he is a influencial minister, no law will be applicable to him
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Old 22nd December 2013, 10:20   #7806
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Every time when i go to Bangalore airport, i saw some or other luxury super car waiting for a politician. So what we saw hear is not a big mistake except the number plate. Who knows it is allowed for vips to use official numbers to personal cars which is under official duty. We are deviating from the main topic of super cars here.
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Ok, then how does a personal car sport government plates? Anyway, they will need to remove the red lights now!
Usually, when a minister uses his personal or another private car as his official vehicle, the Tourism department (which allocates vehicles to ministers) issues an order (GO) to that effect. There is nothing irregular in it. I am not sure of this particular car, though.

And until Mr. Ganesh Kumar resigned as a minister, he also used his private cars like Passat & Volvo S60 as official vehicles, his father R. Balakrishna Pillai used his personal car instead of government owned vehicle. Likewise, another minister, Mr. Shibu Baby John, used to have a car taken on rent by his son for his official vehicle. Many ministers in Kerala also have lived in their own homes in the past, instead of official residences.

As per the Supreme Court, incumbents of constitutional offices may use beacons on official trips. Ministers usually use the red beacon only during night time after the pennant is folded at sunset. Only the Chief Minister usually uses the red beacon always, at least in Kerala.

And, believe me, people are generally very intolerant about this VIP culture in Kerala, so not many politicians actually flaunt their status. I have seen even autorickshaws taking their sweet time to respond to the frantic horn from police jeeps to let a minister pass. If the police try to charge the rickshaw fellow, then at least a dozen TV channels would take up the issue, and embarrass the minister concerned.

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Update:: The state loses a Lambo, the white Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 from Kochi has been replaced by a white Bentley GT.
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Mr. Shibu Baby John, used to have a car taken on rent by his son for his official vehicle..
The London Taxi was featured in this thread too.

The Minister switched his Government allotted car for a Cayenne for conveying a message to the PWD Minister about of the pathetic road conditions.

Removing of red beacons - . I think I've read something like this in the AAP guidelines.
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What kind of Cayenne is it Lloyd? Turbo? GTS?

Its been a bit quiet here lately. None from Kings garage cruising around kerala?
It is a Diesel. Could not note which variant. Here is a pic I clicked.

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Any news about this Yellow Spyder featured in our classifieds section ? http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...rari/360.html/
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Update:: The state loses a Lambo, the white Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 from Kochi has been replaced by a white Bentley GT.
It is a sad news, and really miss the white beauty! We enjoyed listening to its loud exhaust 2-3 weeks back, as the owner's house is close to my wife's house. But didn't think it'd probably be the last time listening to that music... When I heard from a friend that it was sold, and a Bentley would be taking the position, I thought it would be a Mulsanne, as the owner earlier had mentioned about plans for buying a Mulsanne. Will post if I can manage to get some pics.

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