Lucknow. Indian politics at the moment looks like a flick straight out of the Rajshri production house with Didi (Mamata Banerjee), Amma (Jayalalithaa), Behenji (Mayawati) and Aunty (Shiela Dixit) in lead roles. While India celebrates the success of these four powerful women ruling some of India’s most populous states, Mulayam Singh Yadav, who is also known as Netaji, has decided to go for a complete makeover.
“With the blessings of Madam (Sonia Gandhi), I have decided to form an alliance with Behenji and become a Bhaiyyaji,” said a rejuvenated Mulayam who has been, for quite some time now, on the wrong side of Mayawati and CM’s post.
Sliding into an introspective mood, Mulayam ponders, “Look, it’s quite clear looking at those four lady CMs that people like leaders who have nicknames that remind them of their blood relatives. And I have been wondering if distributing money during elections or magic of muscle power was on the wane. Thank god I realized this before changing my original ways.”
“Sure. Why not? I think my Pappa can become a very good Bhaiyyaji. We’d have realized it much earlier but that Amar Singh confused us by bringing in Munnabhai, who clearly was more of a bhai than bhaiyya,” said Mulayam’s son Akhilesh Yadav, whom friends fondly call Microsoft (Chhota Mulayam).
However, Mulayam’s decision has drawn a strong reaction from the MNS chief Raj Thackeray, who wrote in his column “United India”: Aamcha paksh konatyahi bhaiyachya navala Ji lavnar naay, aani yachi mee guarantee deto (My party will ensure that no Bhaiyya ever gets the honorific Ji behind his/her name. I guarantee that!)
Mulayam’s decision has also left the likes of Lalu Prasad Yadav in a fix, not able to decide upon a suitable family-name, which would get them an entry into the New World Order.
Always at a statement away from controversy, our very own Diggy Raja said, “Trusting people with names indicating blood relations prove that people believe in family power. That and only that is the reason why Congress always sticks to the Gandhi family.”
Last heard, Digvijay Singh was summoned by the Congress high command for the third time in a space of 24 hours.
(reported by Ankur Nigam)