"I must be cruel, only to be kind," Mr Mukherjee said quoting from Shakespheres hamlet.
Mr Trivedi said he is inspired by the great poet Rabindranath Tagore, one of whose poems reads "where the mind is without fear and the head is held high. It is all symbolic."
For Pranab Da and his dream of reducing sudsides will eventually remain a dream. Rising oil prices and nearing general elections make a toxic cocktail for his dream.
And poor Trivedi had done the correct thing after a decade but he belongs to a wrong party. The rollback of his decisions might be imminent.
And finally UPA bows down to coalition dharma and this reality ensues no matter from which literature these ministers quote.
The truth will be exposed brutally at the end ...