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Deserted platform inspires poet in Vajpayee
January 16, 2004 22:18 IST
The sight of a deserted platform on Friday instilled in Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee a desire to write poetry.
Admiring the luxury train, which will take tourists around western Maharashtra and Goa, Vajpayee regretted being unable to undertake the tour.The prime minister's recollection of his experience of rail travel had the distinguished gathering in splits. "Train ane se pehle besabri hoti hain, ane ke bad bekarari hoti hain (to get a seat), aur bad mein fauzdari shuru hoti hain (people bully each other to secure a seat)," he said.
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