Yesterday Rahul was in Trichy to attend the birth anniversary of Late Kamaraj Nadar, the tallest Congress politician from Tamilnadu Congress. Youth might not be in the know, even Rahul would not have cared to look into history books (He only reads His Scripts, not History Books), there was a famous plan called Kamaraj Plan. In 1963, after the infamous China defeat (Himalayan Blunder), Nehru got elected but lost total control of governance and party. The then CM of TN, who was instrumental in taking education to rural areas and the Mid Day meal Scheme,that was emulated by later governments in many states and then became the root of a corrupt system, Sri Kamaraj Nadar made a plan where all Congress CMs and Ministers who were enjoying the cozy offices resign and go into the rough and tumble of managing the grass root workers, who had been the backbone of the party. Nehru offered to resign but Kamaraj advised him to stay back as he was indispensable to India. (our ill luck) He resigned as CM of TN, and was rewarded with Congress Presidentship. Whether his plan succeeded or not was a billion dollar question as the Ministers who resigned almost became inactive without power. Sri LB Sastry was reinducted as de facto Dy. PM, a minister without portfolio and later succeeded Nehru.
Rahul Gandhi was not wrong in paying tributes to a great leader of the Congress. But it should be worthwhile to mention here that Tiru Karamaraj Nadar is indirectly responsible for the dynasty rule of the Nehru-Gandhi family ruling and ruining us or else today, Rahul would not have been able to shed crocodile tears in front of Indians that they were suffering. In 1966, post the unfortunate demise of LB Sastry, one of the best PMS of India, Sri Morarjee Desai from Gujarat would have become PM but the "Syndicate" led by Tiru Kamaraj had other plans of proxy rule that Sonia repeated in 2004, by installing the parrot Indira. Soon, the parrot turned into a lioness and all the members of the syndicate had to bite dust and she took total control of both Party and Government. Later, she opposed the Presidency candidature of Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, one of the syndicate, brought out the slogan 'conscience vote' and saw Sri VV Giri got elected and split the party. Congress split into Congress(O) and Congress (I) and the same TN people had to hear stories from the last prince in the dynasty line up.
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Now, for the part that is humorous, the Rahul speech.
He said, (not verbatim), "Many of you might not be knowning that he provided employment to many families. (Even I did not know any other family except mine, Rahul's)."
If I were his speech writer, I would have started like this.
"But for late Tiru Kamaraj Nadar, I would not been able to talk to you here as he provided employment without qualification to generations in our family. So it was appropriate that I came here all the way to pay tributes to him."
What interpreter interpreted we know not, gathering clapped.
He expanded the theme. "He was the first ( Aside: the last) Congress leader to recognize the need for rural education.
Chandra, the Script Writer.
"We remember him for his contribution to rural edducation. But for my grand mother, Congress would have foolishly continued educating people. But, luckily, she recognized educating people would not give us votes and had to throw him out of the party. So, I pay tributes to her too. ( Aside: The fact that I still remain so, is proof of this.").
People again clapped as they still remained uneducated and did not understand him. (Remember Mark Antony Speech and claps he gets as random approbation from Rome's rabble crowd, that never understand what Antony is saying. Moral: When Romans speak people clap)
"And he introduced Mid Day Meal Scheme in the schools. By that many children then were supplied nutritious food. "
At this many in the crowd with protruding bones in chests thumped their chests, with protruding bones in palms clapped and some wanted to shed tears but they were dried up. These were obviously beneficiaries of the scheme over the years. Some silently paid tributes to the departed siblings eating the meals over a period.
Instead of troubling so many innocent souls, Chandra would have scripted the speech like this.
" Tiru Kamaraj Nadar is still remembered by many Congress leaders and cadres who ate nutritious food through the scheme and became prosperous today to serve you with enthusiasm. I am a live example. I fly whenever and whereever I want to fly thanks to such schemes by great leaders like Tiru Kamaraj."
At this people would have clapped really, as he is speaking truth unlike Kejriwal.
He told a story about a prince who heard sounds of Sun rays and grass drinking water. There is nothing special in this as leaders fly in air and are nearer to Sun and they do not allow grassroot workers any benefit, read water.
At this time, rain started. Rahul was getting wet. The interpreter asked "Do you want to leave or do you want to hear? " They lustily cheered him that he could continue.
One wife, who had to go home to cook for her mother-in-law told her husband that they could leave. "Wait! Roads are full of pot holes. We do not know where we fall. In this rain sound we cant hear anything.The best thing that happened. Let us take a nap. People in first row will clap and cheer". So, many people thought so and loudly cheered, "Go on! We are anyhow sleepy" The interpreter understood but conveyed different message to Rahul. Immediately, dna, First Post,ANI tweeted "People stayed back braving heavy rain." By the time tweets appeared many were napping.
Then, one very loyal (in Telugu we call Veera Loyal) Volunteer offered an umbrella that did not open as it was rusted. Poor people cant buy new ones. Observing his discomfiture, Rahul refused the umbrella. Offered again, he refused. Offered again he refused. So, dna, First Post and ANI reported through tweets that Rahul refused umbrella thrice. (Remember? Julius Caesar refused crown.
Now, you get it, this offering and refusing was and is common for Romans. They accept the crown through backdoor or pretend they are invincible to the nation. Did his mother not refuse the crown and crowned herself by proxy?
He was drenched, people slept in the cool comfort of the wind, first rows excepted and the Prince talked about liquor policy. Might be he was unaware that liquor shops was one of the biggest scams in AP under YSR. He reads script. That does not contain YSR or Jagan.
Chandra would have dared to include in the script but he was never given chance though he rubbed shoulders with many Congress leaders and shared tables with them where the best Scotch was supplied. Why? I was there in a a five star hotel as guest where liquor was supplied in 100 varieties. Drink and dance.That was marriage of a Congress leader with hotel owner's daughter. Food? Mid Night Meal! Very nutritious, made of Mid Day Meal funds? I do not know.
Rain stopped. Rahul concluded, "When I said liquor, rain stopped." All the reporters sent mails and tweeted. What they did not gauge was rain cant compete with liquor. Liquor flows more powerfully in huge quantities in India. Rain Gods thought, next time better luck and went to share Nectar with Indra.
Hearing the word "Liquor" people woke up with a jerk and started leaving to the shops. "Rain, rain go away, come again another day, we do want a liquor a day" they went singing.
Rahul had more script to read. He read it next day in Anantapur, where Chiranjeevi came with FULL spirits to tell them Rahul came to console them by at least a half or a quarter. He laughed and danced at his joke. Raghuveera saw to the clouds to see if he can reap more money from them. It was not raining and no rusted umbrella was offered.
The tour ended. And for shouting in Lok Sabha,Rahul is taking lessons in King's Shouts.
Sarcasm? No. Satire? No. Humor? No. Fiction? No. Truth? No. Lie? No.
I am going to Delhi to ask Kejri, whether Modi was behind this blog and if control on Police is given to him he can prevent such interference in freedom of speech.