Ever since Kichidi came into limelight recently and Baba Ramdev stirring a 918 kgs of the gruel taking the humble poor man’s food into Guinness record, while laughing all the way to his bank with another Billion dollar plus contract with the government, strange things have indeed been happening in the political scenario in India.
Mamata contributed first to the political kichidi by not only wiping away her aversion to even taking the name of Shiv Sena, which she considered as a Hindutva party and inimical to her minority plank, fundamental for her political survival. Not only she took the name of the recalcitrant outfit, but met the Sena Chief and remarked the meeting to be ‘good.’
The second kichidi was cooked by Mukul Roy, who until he was grilled by the CBI on Narada scam, was lambasting BJP and Modi. It looked a bit out of place when he sported lotus bearing saffron shawl and sang paeans of his new ‘Captain’ Dilip Ghosh today.
Not to be outdone, our PM, of all the places, went to Gopalapuram to check on ailing Karunanidhi, the DMK Supremo, much to the flummoxed state BJP president Tamizisai Selvi. DMK rank and file, which has been considering Modi and BJP as their prime foes too were outwitted, as was Rahul Gandhi.
It may be too early to say if these acts are mere political manoeuvres or well-crafted statesmanship, breaching the barriers of petty political gains.
CM Yogi of Uttar Pradesh has his own style of kichidi to stir. While the Gorakhpur hospital, which shot into notoriety for hundreds of infants’ deaths has announced setting up of ‘Gau-shalas’ in every district of the state, ven as 75 more children died in the last 5 days. I worship the revered Gau-mata like most Hindus do, but believe there are more compelling issues like health, sanitation and education to be addressed with as much zeal.
Subramaniam Swamy, the mouthpiece of BJP too has been stirring kichidi in his own inimitable style, shrieking on all the TV channels deriding Aadhar, much to the chagrin of his party colleagues. The Shot gun periodically wakes up to cry that BJP is a one-man party and two men Army and that Advani ji and Murli Manohar Joshi have been side lined by Modi, before slumping back into deep slumber.
Kichidi in the political vessel, post Guinness, has never been tastier!