In the old days when STD call rates were high, we used to call all our relatives on Sunday and talk to them. We have discontinued the tradition, but some of the richest people in the country seem to be carrying on with it. Except that they refer to calling up their own relatives as “meetings of senior party leaders”
It would be interesting to know if there is even one “senior leader”, MP, MLA or former MP or former MLA in the Samajwadi Party who is not a relative of the patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav. There’s a whole bunch of names and relatives to keep track of: Akhilesh Yadav, Ramgopal Yadav, Shivpal Yadav, Archana Yadav, Dimple Yadav, Prateek Yadav…some are involved in running the party, some are involved in running businesses that benefit from the party, etc, etc.
But the broad contours of the quarrel seem to be about prodigal son Akhilesh Yadav getting tired of listening to a whole bunch of “uncles”. We all need our privacy, don’t we? We cannot all live our lives as characters in the movie Hum Aapke Hain Kaun… Let it go, Netaji…boys will be boys, right?
If there is anything more funny than the SP imploding spectacularly, it is the attempts of the Lutyens brigade to cover for Akhilesh Yadav. Sample this:
Yes, secular parties and secular leaders are always getting a “boost”, no matter how ridiculous they look.
No, really. They can’t see the mess that the Samajwadi Party has made of itself. They don’t see the extreme demoralization of the SP cadre. What do they see? They see balloons and ribbons and cakes and rainbows for Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Anything and everything that a secular party does is a masterstroke.
Instead, guess who should be worried according to media?
Of course. According to media, how could anything ever be good news for BJP? I often wonder how BJP is still alive, considering that the party is always facing bad news for the last 3 decades, even as the secular strike keeps playing one “masterstroke” every day. Few days ago, we heard that BJP was not even in the game in Uttar Pradesh. How much more bad news could possibly be coming?
Not to mention that everyone’s drivers were agreeing enthusiastically that BJP is not even in the race.
And now it seems that amid the SP infighting, it is actually the BJP that is drowning in bad news, isn’t it? Let me tell you straight, my Lutyens friends. To borrow the words of one of your colleagues, said once with great relish in 2015: this election is done and dusted! All Modi has to do is look like a leader above the noise, which is what he did in Bundelkhand today:
This election is done and dusted. All that BJPians need to do now is choose which circus to enjoy. There is another comedian making a fool of himself in Punjab.
Kejriwal ji loves to talk. Surely he will agree, right? No, he wants to run…it is the chamchas who have to do the talking.
Aur ye laga sixer :
This is what happens when you think that Madam’s generals are as incompetent as the leaders of BJP Delhi.
By the way, caption this 🙂 🙂 🙂