God decided to encourage people to have less children and introduced an award scheme. At one point during the ceremony he, concentrated on the situation in India:
He first met Jawahar Lal Nehru in heaven, and asked him how many children he had during his time on earth. Nehru replied, “Only one!” God was pleased and gifted him a Corvette.
Indira Gandhi was next, and God asked her the same question. She replied she had two children, and thought, ‘not too bad’, and he gave Indira a BMW. Sometime later both Nehru and Indira were going around in their new cars, and they saw Mahatma Gandhi on foot. Wondering what went wrong they asked the Mahatma why God hadn’t been merciful to him.
The Mahatma replied in disgust: “God did not even ask me! Some idiot had told him that I was the Father of the Nation!”
[P.S. – Source: Today’s ‘The Telgraph’ (India)]