Shuklaji rose from ranks and is now a politician with a good following. He had amassed staggering wealth in a short period not all them can be said to be clean. Hard working he ran chit funds, enforced settlement of disputes out of court, did civil contracts for government and also had a prosperous real estate business by virtue of his clout. He demonstrated his social responsibility by constructing a hospital in his wife’s name that boasted of free treatment to a few poor patients.
There was wide spread speculation that if his party won he could even become a minister. True he had a seamy past with charges under most counts of penal code but none had led to conviction. It was rumoured that he either bought off witnesses or they mysteriously disappeared afraid of him, as his acolytes say. The important thing was he happened to be in good books of the higher ups in the party.
But in life it is not always rosy and hardship comes abruptly. What started as breathlessness, swelling of legs, nausea turned out to be serious. He was diagnosed with serious renal failure needing urgent kidney transplant. He got admitted in his own hospital and was waiting for kidney.. There were restrictions in getting kidney donated from outside except close relatives..It just cannot be bought. More than two months had passed. He was on dialysis. His family members were worried as he grew weak. Even the party chief enquired of his health and expressed concern. His doctors assured him that they were on the lookout for donors, brain dead or cadavers.
It was then one poor boy in acute abdominal pain on the right side got admitted under free quota.. According to hospital sources, there was considerable delay in bringing the boy promptly to the hospital though the boy’s dad was heard telling that he brought the boy without wasting time.. Nevertheless surgery was carried out immediately but certain complications unfortunately set in. The surgeon and his team, it seemed, battled hard to save the boy’s life but God’s will was otherwise. The jobless father of the boy was shattered and crying. He was very poor but was gently persuaded in private to agree in writing to the harvest of good organs which otherwise would go waste.
It is a matter of minor detail that the boy’s father got a good job in Shuklaji’s company along with a hefty donation for undisclosed amout.There was a big havan and massive poor feeding at Shuklaji’s house. The latest news is that Shuklaji was seen moving around briskly in his constituency even as tongues from the rival side wagged in suspicion.