We call them ‘Netas’ which in English translates to Leaders. Now leaders are supposed to know what’s good for you. Right?
Our leaders surely know what’s good for us. Perhaps that is why, when I go foraging into new localities looking for 6th cross or Netaji lane I find sign boards positioned conveniently by the road authorities. But the name and number of the streets are obliterated by the ‘VOTE FOR BLAH AND BLAH’ posters which have been pasted on them. Our netas encourage the spirit of adventure and persistence. See, despite all the ‘VOTE FOR BLAH and BLAH’ signs, last Sunday I did find my uncle’s house.
Our leaders surely know what’s good for us. Perhaps that is why corners of main roads in Bangalore are decorated with larger than life size cut-outs and images of netas and all their umpteen supporters. So what if it wipes out a view of the oncoming traffic? That is little payment for the wisdom offered. Now this one tells us that a certain neta is celebrating his birthday with poor feeding in some temple. Surely that inspires us mere mortals to do our bit to wipe a tear like our netas do?
Our leaders surely know what’s good for us. No wonder then that daily problems like power-cuts, water shortage and jobless naxals are not really matters to be pettily worrying about. A little hardship will go a long way in purging your soul sir! ‘Which neta pow-wows with which ladies’ now thaaaat concern needs total attention and energy.
Our leaders surely know what’s good for us.