Deewar 2.0: Team Anna goes to Parliament

My deepest gratitude to Minister Khurshid Alam Khan for injecting the 1980s Bollywood blockbuster “Deewar” into our public discourse during his latest speech in Parliament. His speech served as the inspiration for this piece. What you read below is completely fictional and tongue-in-cheek and is not intended to offend anyone or accuse anyone of any wrong doing. So sit back, relax and enjoy .  (Knowledge of Hindi and Tamil will be a huge plus in appreciating the intended humor).

Anna ambles into Parliament for a joint session with both houses, accompanied by his team of Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and Prashant Bhushan. He begins rather softly, “Mere pyare bhaiyon aur behanon, Jan Lokpal bill hamare desh ke liye bahut zaroori hai …. Mujhe yakeen hai ke aap sub log Jan Lokpal bill zaroor sign karenge….”

After a brief speech, he turns to Sharad Pawar and says, “Pawar sahab, aap pehle Jan Lokpal bill sign kar dijiye, kyunki aap desh ke senior minister hain.”

Pawar looks at him and says rather dolefully, “Anna-ji, yaad hai, jab aap Ralegaon mein ……” Sounding a little irritated, Anna interrupts, “Pawar sahab, aap sign karoge, ya nahin?”

Click here to read the rest of the article in The Economic Times

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

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