BANGALORE: On the eve of results day, what were our big leaders doing? H D Kumaraswamy, also known as High Definition Kumaraswamy, was defining the course of the JD(S) by submitting to ayurvedic massages in Kerala. God’s own country. His dad (HD) Deve Gowda was plotting his manoeuvres in the comfort of his home in Karnataka. Gowd’s own country. But what about the others?
On Thursday, many BJP leaders called up their favourite caterers and ordered laadus, it seems. Not Anil and Santosh, stupid. Boondi laadus. And dry jamoons. (For the equally sweet Moon Moons, you will have to travel to Bengal.)
The Congress leaders, meanwhile, were clicking their tongues and saying, “Won’t the sweets go waste if their candidates lose?” So much sympathy, despite their ideological differences.
The Congress has its own worries, though. It’s a lose-lose situation for some. Ambareesh, the ‘rebel star’ who is known sometimes to rebel against his own party’s candidates, could be repelled from the cabinet if Ramya loses Mandya. And if she wins, it’s still his loss, it seems.
There, in Delhi, Rahul Gandhi skipped a dinner for Manmohan Singh. Big deal. There’s so much din around, would anyone in his condition feel like dinner?