Tamil Nadu Co-operatives Minister Sellur Raja has been the subject of criticism and ridicule, following his disastrous experiment of the Vaigai dam reservoir. The minister on Saturday, decided to set afloat Rs 10 lakh worth of thermocol taped together on the water, to prevent it from evaporating.
While the method is accepted worldwide for smaller water bodies such as ponds, the implementation at the Vaigai dam led to hilarious results. The thermacol which was stuck together with tape was pushed back to the shore by the wind and water. So, along with the water, taxpayers' money was also successfully allowed to evaporate.
But as it turns out the Minister is not the only one with innovative ideas. The shoddy implementation of this idea, has Tamil Nadu meme-makers generating laughs at Sellur Raja’s expense.
The outrage began over the expenditure of Rs 10 lakh for 300 sheets of thermacol.
It then moved on to the use of tape and the method itself.
( Boss, what is our next plan of action? We have to make the sun wear cooling glasses)
(People to 'Thermocol Raju' : We will even forgive you for the thermocol experiment but you will never be forgiven for using insulation tape.)
As always, we best express our emotions through cinema.
(Who is he? who is he? He is carrying thermacol.)
(Arivubali - The sacrifice of brains)
(One person is using a bucket to remove sludge, the other is using thermacol to prevent evaporation. Do they know what they are doing?)
And finally, no comical outrage is complete without the 'Sasikala Sapatham'.