"Amul baby" - new nick name given to Rahul G. This infantile humor is the outcome of the poll war that is being waged in few states.
It does not get nastier and dirtier than this. Polls in few states and the drama is for all of us to see. Those who have been tuning to these popular Tamil channels can understand what I am talking about. There is glitz, glamor and polls!
Tamil Nadu politics and the Tamil movie industry have been associated with each other from time immemorial. No other place in the world would boast movie stars becoming head of states, every other movie actor wanting a piece of the coveted chair - villains, comedians, support stars, television stars......
The eligibility to contest in election - the responsible position to serve the people is to be able to dance well, fight well and crack cheap jokes on screen. Any guy who crosses 50 movie mark is eligible to start his own political party; go on a rally for trivial issues and stand for election. Acting seems to the only qualification to contest in an election.
People are foolish, with short term memory. They believe what they see on screen as true and idolize the movie stars who don paint and dances on screen to make a living. People go to the extent of building temple to these stars. Political parties sought the service of these actors to glamorize and attract these innocent folks. If a candidate cannot speak for himself during canvassing but hide behind a glamorous actor who milks vote for this candidate; what capability one could expect from such candidates? Is it not that simple and straight forward. But people seem to be in their fantasy and fall for cine artists who mouth dialogues from their movies. Its impossible to think of it - what you see on TV. People throng just to get a glimpse of these actors and actresses without realizing that these movie stars would be laughing all the way to the bank.
If this one story; another ridiculous act that is doing the rounds is freebies - laptops, color TVs, cows, goats, ration.......what not? Are they ensuring to eradicate poverty this way? Its only giving rise to laziness and dependency. There was a recent report stating how Karnataka was facing shortage of laborers who generally hail from Tamil Nadu. These poor men have fled to their villages in search of these freebies the political parties are offering in the wake of election. Where are they getting the money from? Election funds? From whom? Or is it the taxpayer's money? Instead why not build free schools, hospitals and educate people.
People just dont seem to realize the scams these political parties have indulged in. One side they are being charge-sheeted and accountable and imprisoned; the other side they are confidently contesting in elections and holding massive rally (canvassing)fooling people around. The party in power in the Central is playing double games by supporting an octogenarian in one state and opposing against another octogenarian in neighboring state. What more evidence do we need for parties to adopt such double standards?
Fame, power and money are so addictive. Common man suffer unless they wake up.