Monday, May 18, 2009

Keeping options open

After campaigning tirelessly for the Samajwadi Party in Karnataka, and tasting defeat at an early stage, I am back. I had kept all my options open till the numbers came in. However, nothing came in and I abandoned my hopes for a Cabinet berth.

So, Rahul baba is a hero now. The heir-apparent to the throne of India (who was described by Shobhaa De, in what can only be described as an attempt at minor rape, as "The Dimpled Darling") gambled on going it alone in UP and it paid off handsomely for the Congress. They swept large parts of India (on account of him and his 87000-km coverage during campaign season, if you believe Congress assessments) and now, a young cabinet is on its way to being formed (Harish N Kumar is trying, with as much success as H D Devegowda, to secure a berth for himself on the basis of the sole qualification that he too is young). Maybe without the Left, a dynastic government at the Centre won't be so bad, after all. Since LKA is now well on his way to becoming LKB, after deciding to continue to stay on as Leader of Opposition, the Congress has a great opportunity to consolidate this mandate and continue till 2019 (what? Next time will be Rahul baba's first shot at the PM's job. You think he's going to lose? Besides, the NDA has no leader now, with the sobering discovery that Modi doesn't have a pan-Indian appeal and Rajnath Singh doesn't appeal to the average H Javaregowda in Mandya). Maybe it will go well.

We remain eternally hopeful. However, I will keep my options open till 2014 now.


Sandeep said...

I'm surprised Harish hasn't commented yet.


Parisarapremi said...

ಅವರವರ ಪೂರ್ವಪುಣ್ಯ ವಿಶೇಷ.

Harish said...

ayyo thu! nanna ondu ministerial aspirant-ge iLisbiTTyallo mooDaatma!
Naanu PM aspirant. I consider myself as the man India awaits.
BJP and NDA is dead and gone atleast as of now. So it's all Rahulji now. Rahulji is great. Rahulji is Rahulji is Rahulji.
BhaJaPa-ge nanna antima namana illi sallisidini. OdkoLi.

Harish said...

And you are putting my name alongside Mr. Gowda's. Nan PM ambitions-na destroy maadbiDtya heege maaDi.

Anonymous said...

if you want to keep all your options open, it might probably help to be a freelance campaigner, not restricting yourself to one party or candidate.

Harish said...

new posts barli