Maybe I'm Wrong; I Hope I am

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Our beloved Chief Minister His Highness Shri Nitish Kumar ji, after flipping and then flopping over his dilemma on communalism vs. corruption – the former led to his exit from the NDA government in 2013 and the latter 'forced' him to break away from the so-called Grand Alliance – we can safely surmise that this man has no core conviction and it's all about his next political move that will only advance his personal agenda. Maybe I'm Wrong; I Hope I am.

The Chief Minister, after utterly failing on economic front, has very cleverly re-branded himself from a perceived 'job creator' to a 'social justice warrior and a spiritual soul' who gets to decide what's good for other people based on his own moral values and his projected love for Gandhi. Maybe I'm Wrong; I Hope I am.

Our Prime Minister His Highness Narendra Modi ji appeared on the scene as a breeze of fresh air that eventually turned out to be the stench from a nearby septic tank. Surrounded by nincompoops and sycophants like Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley, Smriti Irani, Ravi Shankar Prasad, et al, he very appropriately chooses a lifelong Supreme Court lawyer as his Finance Minister. With their stupidity in full display in view of the half-baked demonetization and GST moves, cash shortage in banks, and their never-ending quest for the Taliban-style Hindu Rashtra vision for India, it appears that this government is all hat but no cattle. Talk big, perform less. Maybe I'm Wrong; I Hope I am.

It is comforting to know that the future of Bihar is very bright in the hands of young, dynamic leaders like Tejaswi Yadav, Tej Pratap Yadav, and Chirag Paswan, who have learnt everything there is to learn about caste-based politics to steer the nation into a milk-and-honey utopia. Besides Paswan, the other two are about as literate or educated as their own mother who, as we all know, was a paragon of good governance in Bihar when she was the Chief Minister. Maybe I am wrong about the two 'Lalu ke Lals'; I hope I am.

BJP was said to be the 'party with a difference'. High on morality, low on corruption. Vajpayee, Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi, Nanaji Deshmukh and many others paved the way for a corruption-free, high-in-morale India until our PM Modi ji arrived with his army of 'bhakts' whose only goal is to spread propaganda on social network and make fun of Rahul Gandhi. Not that Mr. Gandhi does not deserve ridicule but if that happens to be the only weapon (making fun of the Congress leader) in your arsenal, then God save India from such folks. Maybe I am wrong in condemning these mindless drones; I hope I am for the sake of the country.

Lalu ji, strong as a mule, suddenly develops all kinds of ailments the moment his derriere is hauled to a prison. The man who could lecture several lakh people in Patna's Gandhi Maidan for hours on a hot, sweltering summer day, is suddenly being propped up in a wheelchair and carted around like poor Bernie in the '80s cult classic 'Weekend at Bernie's'. Knowing his history of lies, innuendoes, and a penchant for grandstanding to score political points over his opponents, I, like many others, am very skeptical of his sudden sickness and calling it a move to dupe the gullible Bihari voters. Sympathy sells big time in India. Maybe I am wrong; I hope I am.

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