Manya Vishnu Sarman taught five moral stories to the prodigal sons of a dynasty king. He later chronicled them as "Panchatantra" in Sanskrit. To make a moral point here and there, he narrated small stories making animals living in jungle as main characters. Though these look outwardly as "kid stories" the morals they teach are ubiquitous, universal in appeal and can be related to any walk of life from family to politics. My concern is politics as it evolved in India since independence and what each story conveys as a moral to the voters in the coming elections. Though politicians across the spectrum are similar in selfishness and art of survival, the modus operenedi differs. For example, Modi serves and survives. Congress looted and bloated. Psuedo seculars infused a sense of fear in some sections to devour their future and kept them perennially under poverty, illiteracy, ignorance and sense of fear.
After his 58 day sabbatical, his destination kept under wraps so that Indians that were given all rights except the Right To Information about the hybrid Royal family, the Vice President of Congress, Sriman Rahul Gandhi started talking to people. Really, he started talking to people, that two news papers at least, The Times of India and The Hindustan Times started celebrating each time he talked (once in a fortnight or month) by publishing headlines like, "Rahul reaches to farmers, Rahul reaches to cadres, Rahul reaches to two students who passed IIT entrance, Rahul reaches to slum dwellers, Rahul reaches to street vendors" etc!,The whole lot of people he had reached out must have come to 1.25 lakhs at the most, that would be a miniscule percentage of Indian population. The most important thing for these papers and Media houses like Times Now, NDTV, Headlines Today, CNN/IBN and their inimitable anchors, talk show hosts, columnists, panelists etc., was that he talked. What he talked was unnecessary for them and where he would land, thus talking out of place, too was unnecessary. Just now, I saw a headline in TOI that Rahul said he would reduce the 56% inch chest of Modi to 5.6%. Certainly it would amuse the proletariat, the illiterate etc., if they understood him. Pity is Congress has nurtured a constituency, where voters who have voted them en bloc have been hitherto ignorant but the last one year, they have seen how the party has ruined them. They too stopped clapping.
One more dumb statement from him is "Sirf insaan nahin, Janwar bhi sochtea hain". I do not know why he is forced to say this. But, I thought he was nurturing another vote bank and hoped in future these janwars would be included in the universal franchise and vote Congress. Certainly a future outlook. Good for him. Next, he said that even after 100 years of independence, remote control of India was in London. Patel would have moved a little in his grave. This guy either did not know when we got independence or he must be living in 2047, by which time he expected Congress to make a come back if some one in his family married a London born girl and remote control passed to her. He is not dumb, to that extent. So, for another, 32 years India will be out of the unsafe hands of Congress.
Whenever he talks I remember a story and a story in story.from Panchtantra, that I wish to share here with the reference of the story quoted duly.