The supreme irony of the present day political environment is that it is the fate of 6.5 crore people of Karnataka to bear the Cross to patiently wait at the polling booth to vote. This helped in sending these honourable men and women to the Assembly to decide the fate of citizen voter.
This reminds me of the famous words of Anthony after he learnt how Brutus stabbed Julius Caesar in the back and the justification he gave: Not that I love Caesar less but I love Rome more. It is left to the imagination of people as to whom these noble politicians of Karnataka love more.
With apologies to Shakespeare, this is the common man’s lament:
Here are our leaders in the Congress and JD(S) coalition.
For they are all honourable men
Come I to speak on Karnataka’s fate
Karnataka was once a Royal city.
The Wadiyars left a royal heritage
But CM is an honourable man
And he has good intentions
Rs. 44,000 crore for farmers’ debt waiver,
But suicides continue unabated
But Chief Minister is an honourable man,
Speaks of so many grandiose plans
That cost mammoth amounts
Kings of yore planted road side trees
Built lakes with sparkling waters
Which gave life sustenance to all
But CM is an honourable man,
Now lakh and more trees to be cut
For making way for long flyovers
While Bellandur and other Lakes stink
But CM means well for he says
Eventually it will help in traffic flow
And bring down pollution,
Of course, eventually we will all be dead.
– H.R. Bapu Satyanarayana, Camp: Bengaluru, 2.8.2018
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