Sunday, March 01, 2009

Swapan Dasgupta in TOI

Superb piece...


The stand alone campaign of the Congress is centred on Rahul Gandhi who, the hoardings say, will bring about the seamless transition from a glorious present to a spectacular future.

This is what makes the Congress campaign an optical illusion. The proclaimed candidate for PM is, as Punjabis say, a good man di lalten but the person being projected is Rahul.

The question naturally arises: is Singh the mukhauta who will quietly step aside for the real prime ministerial candidate after the election is won? Or is he just a night-watchman?


Of course you all know the answer. Get back in the queue. Wait for the one and only one - the difference being this one will keep you in the matrix.

2 comments:

Savitha Rao said...

A billion plus people . Yet the pathetic choices voters have .

BharGo said...

Classic Cong strategy... if they win "Family" gets the credit... if they lose, it's the organisation that failed!!!