What happens when an old politician tries to take the piss out of an new one
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Politicians and their families, particularly those with a penchant for political satire, tend to find themselves on the receiving end of some pretty ugly ribbing.
A recent example of that came in the form of the “Politik Film” documentary, which showed how former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh had been caught on camera, and later arrested, calling for an end to the “drama and confusion” caused by the Narendra Modi government.
In this clip, former Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag’s son, former Union Home Minister K.K. Singh, is shown walking around the grounds of the party’s headquarters in New Delhi in an attempt to get his father to take a piss on the floor.
The clip also features Kalyani Singh’s daughter, who appears to have been inspired by the incident to write an open letter to her father, who has since died.
“I’m not going to waste any more time talking about politics.
I will tell you that if you don’t stop the drama and confusion, the country will be in the hands of the enemies of India,” the letter read.
Kalyani has been trying to get her father to stop the controversy, as well as the media coverage, which has been largely focused on his alleged corruption, for months.
In February, the Congress Party accused her of lying on the party line by saying that her father had been arrested because of a complaint of corruption.
This was despite her father’s being the former Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) who, after a decade in government, retired from the army in 2015.
The BJP has been quick to distance itself from the remarks and said it was a political move to “hit” Singh, which they called a “political act” against the party.
But many are questioning whether the attack on Kalyania Singh, who is considered a pillar of the political establishment, is just another attempt by the party to hit back at the party leadership over its decision to appoint the son of its own leader as the BJP’s national president.
“The BJP is not the only party to attack the Chief Minister for his decision to make Kalyana Singh the BJP national president, but it is certainly the most prominent,” said a senior Congress leader who did not wish to be named.
“The party was quick to point the finger at Kalya and attack the other party members who have been making this attack, like Suresh Prabhu and Ajay Maken.”
Another Congress leader, who also did not want to be identified, said: “The Congress is not taking the issue of Kalyane’s comments seriously.
The party is not going after her because she is an old man.
She is a politician who has been accused of corruption, so it is understandable that the party is going after the old politician.
It is not surprising that they are going after him for attacking the party.”
The attack on the Congress leader comes at a time when the party has been battling to maintain its lead in the state polls in Uttar Pradesh.
Last month, the BJP swept to victory in the Lok Sabha polls in the district where Kalyanna lives and which has a sizeable Muslim population.
In the recent assembly elections, the party won all three seats in the assembly and gained a majority of votes in the first round.
A recent poll report published by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suggested that the Congress could be on track to win back some of its former seats in UP, which have seen an increase in the number of Muslims in the last few years.
The poll showed that the BJP is ahead of the Congress by over two percentage points.
The Congress has also managed to pick up seats in Delhi and other national capitals in recent years, but lost in the 2017 elections to the Bharat Karnataka Congress Party (BLP) in Delhi.
The attack is the latest in a series of comments made by politicians over the last year, and comes at the same time that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is expected to face a new set of questions on his decision last month to give his son Rahul a position in the party, after the party was unable to attract enough support from Congress MPs to get him on the ticket.
Politicians and their families, particularly those with a penchant for political satire, tend to find themselves on the receiving end…