Breathtaking. February was indeed a month where cupid played games on Delhi’s political terra firma. Wonder why the media couldn’t predict Delhi’s affair with the Mufflerman. But the media is always right, always number one, and always sabse tez. They aren’t answerable to anyone. So, what really happened? More importantly, why did the politically aware Delhi-ite fall for the fish rather than the fishing rod?
Given that we are wiser after an election, fingers are being pointed at Modi’s vanity, Bedi’s senility, Kejriwal’s humility, Sonia’s divinity, Rahul’s naivety, Sadhvi’s crudity and Amit Shah’s obesity. Well, only for the lack of another rhyming word. According to unreliable sources, here are a few lessons in wooing the voter.
Whether it was cute Raghav Chadha, polite Yogendra Yadav or oh-sho sweet Atishi Marlena, television viewers loved the breath of fresh air after tolerating fetid fumes emanating from conceited spokespersons. It is now amusing to watch BJP and Congress spokespersons dressed in a cloak of humility, addressing each other as ‘my respected opponent'. All because arrogance led to the fall of Humpty Dumpty. From what the sources reveal, Congress is in talks with Alia Bhatt to up the cute quotient on television debates. Of course, these lessons in humility and cuteness are not for the soft spoken Derek O’Brien or his affable leader.
Our IIT-ian made sure that he wore only two sweaters – wine red and navy blue. Consequently, some politicians have decided to wear only two outfits during the election season. Poor guys, they don’t know that Arvind owns a dozen similar looking red and blue sweaters. This was a well guarded secret known only to Shazia Filmi. However, puncturing this theory, an analyst from West Bengal has warned that the positive political dividends of crumpled clothes and bathroom slippers are ephemeral. They should not be seen in isolation.
Those Who Live In Glass Houses…
It was funny when Mr. Unaccounted Money Bags asked AAP about that hundred rupee note. Just as it was hilarious when the Congress questioned Modi about his suit. What is it that they say about glass houses and throwing stones? The rules of the game have changed.
After our Kaushambi boy made a strong pitch against Lal Batti, some politicians have decided to attend a rehab centre to learn to give up the red light and other privileges. There are talks of replacing luxury cars with rickety Wagon Rs to strike the right notes. Won’t be difficult because who wants a Lal Batti on a Wagon R?
Politicians are God’s gift to mankind. But unlike our Tamil counterparts, Delhi-ites, it seems are repulsed by full page advertisement displaying a politician’s picture. No, thank you. We’d rather drool over pictures of a filmy award ceremony.
Reality vs Humility
That Delhi belongs to Dil-wallas was obvious when they forgave Arvind for all his bumbling. Recognizing the power of humility and apology, Nitish Kumar began on the right note when he thanked all those present at his swearing-in ceremony. The good learner that he is, he is now ready to hug his alleged communal tormentor. Unreliable ssources reveal that Ajay Maken has ordered loads of ‘I’m Sorry’ cards to be hand delivered personally with the message, ‘Sincere apologies from a very small man’.
A week, they say is a long time in politics. Even as I write, AAPs credibility is at stake owing to one mans egocentricity. Who said it is easy to wear a cap of humility in unstable polity. The cap either doesn’t fit or keeps falling unceremoniously. Such is reality.
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