In wake of recent developments, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has accused the Chief Election Commissioner of Talibanising the society by issuing a directive to drape statues of Mayawati and her vehicle for political supremacy in Uttar Pradesh, her party symbol, the elephant. Our reporter has informed us that Behenji is bewildered and filled with anger at the CEC’s directive as she cannot ride an elephant any more, till the election results are declared in the state.
Firing a tirade at a press conference, Behenji slammed the CEC saying that her statues draped in blue sheets remind her of women under the Taliban in Afghanistan. She even depicted the comparison through the two images that are a part of this exclusive article. She appealed to BJP MP and animal-lover-in-perpetuity, Maneka Gandhi, to join the protests with her, highlighting the inability of the elephants draped in blue to breathe the corruption-free and politically-sane fresh air. Behenji is learnt to have ordered the administration to make sure the elephants are well-fed and that the blue drapes must be taken off any time the elephants complain of suffocation and torture, akin to the steps taken by her government to alleviate the poor from the suffocation and torture they bear in face of excellent job opportunities in the state.
On the other side of the fence, the BJP has invited 2 of the 142 elephants to join the party as they hail from the backward castes. This might be a redux of the Kushwaha episode with the BSP castaways finding way into BJP. The CEC’s directive has received support from Samajwadi Party and The Prince of Congress, and deservedly so. The Prince of Congress ordered the UP Congress machinery to publish a whitepaper in a leading newspaper about the vices that the Mayawati government had committed in the past 5 years and to the relief of the masses, the whitepaper was true to it’s name – a blank page.
Rumour has it that the whitepaper was a secret way of spreading the message from the Prince to the Congress foot-soldiers in UP, but the reports could not be confirmed. With the Assembly elections just a month away, the battle for wresting control of the seat of power – the mahout’s seat, that is – is bound to get hotter and more beautiful. There’s never an ugly moment in politics, only beautiful moments, I must say. We are yet to hear from the other parties on the Talibanisation of the society, an allegation based on truth, made by Mayawati. We’re just not sure why the aforementioned statues were draped in blue sheets and not white; they are white elephants, after all. Or are they not? Leave an answer and we would convey to the powers that be.