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.
A new species of animals entered the Indian political jungle in the year 2012. Earlier on, I wrote a blog on these political animals.
As times passed by, the monkeys turned out to be jackals wearing masks of unhindered ambition to rule the jungle masquerading as God's Agents. The mask was "honesty". But, the monkey that ran away from responsibilities in 49 days in an earlier stint (monkeys do not help men, unless Treta Yug comes back; it takes time), now discarded the mask of honesty within 49 days.
"Snakes hide behind grass. (Now, one political snake is trying to hide in the backyard of Lalu by shedding the "honesty" skin) and lies hide behind a mask (of honesty)." "One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that you expect from everyone else." (Quotes) So, he meets Sheila in an Iftaar party (his bete noir when he pretended fighting corruption), meets Nitish four times in a row (Nitish is allying with Lalu, a convict on bail and Congress the author and reader of Scam Itihas.). Jackals are known for stealth. In Germany experiments were made to mate Jackals and wolves and Jackals and dogs, it is said. (sic.). So, we need not feel anxious about meetings or mating. It is a natural phenomenon, in jungle kingdoms. In his own backyard, weeds outgrew the honest plants and trees and one by one the Police are sending them for "organic" treatment in future. And every time one weed is removed he cries "wolf". And wolves come running to his support in droves.
We shall now relate this new species of animal to a moral story of a Jackal, ambitious to be the King, comes in a different color and cheats gullible animals.