In the curtain raiser to this electoral circus on show, I had mentioned that buffoonery is not the sole preserve of the clowns and even serious players could at times offer comic relief. One such player has now obliged us.
She came, she saw but we are not sure if she conquered. Sonia, now Soniaji in chaste European English did, however, impress us in her capacity as Rajiv’s widow if not as the sole torch bearer of the Congress campaign. She took us all through a painful walk down the memory lane to 21 May 1991,
‘I told you so’, says Karunanidhi. ‘There was never any doubt’, says Moopanar. Same team, same spirit, cries Karunanidhi. Amen, says the TMC leader. ‘Moopanar and I will discuss’ claims a relieved DMK chief. ‘Karunanidhi is the leader and so he alone will decide’, avers a subdued Moopanar.