The title should have read. AAP, Mukesh and USA, but I assumed that I will get more clicks if I involve you with Mukesh and us. This is exactly how news works. Twisted by bright word smiths.
As a Retiring, Secular, Sardarji, Economist Prime Minister, I am not even mentioned in places that matter anymore. This is rather sad because I just may write a book which will expose quite a few after retirement. Surprisingly no one is afraid of that or even mentioning anything about the book I may write. They know I am Fatu.
Anyway, coming back to AAP, Mukesh and USA. Most ordinary folks like to take on the “Big Boys”. So, the crowd that bashes a guy driving a Mercedes who hit a kid on a scooter coming from the wrong direction will feel as if they are winning against the evil forces who deprive them from being rich and owning a Mercedes.
For example, most of the Indians liked the idea of the barricades being removed from the near the US consulate in the Devyani episode. I do not know how this helped but we felt like we were bashing the USA no?
Mukesh is like USA. Big Uncle. Too rich for anybody to like. Too powerful for anybody to take on. And AAP filed an FIR against him. For 75% of the poor, illinformed desis it will mean a lot. One can accuse USA of anything, some even accuse them for plotting 9-11 against themselves. You could not do that with Mukesh. Now you can.
The rickshawala and the hawker who is going to vote for Arvindji is thrilled…he thinks Arvind has filled an FIR against the cop he has been bribing for years..
Nope…Arvind has evidence too..