Bholu Bhakt was walking towards a newly opened BJP office in our area (TMC) with the Lotus gamcha around his neck when I waved at him.
Bholu: Bhai Pranam.
Me: Hey Bholu, where are you off to?
Bholu: Bhai, I am going to campaign in the TMC area. Then from there to BMC wards.
Me: So what is your campaign agenda this time?
Bholu: Bad Roads!! We will give you good roads.
Me: But isn’t that what you used for your State election campaign? Remember “Raste Khude hue hain, Janta maaf nahi karegi”. You won and then the Pune Mumbai Expressway caved in during the first rain and we were back to square one.
Bholu: Hmm, then I will campaign for “Corruption hatao, Desh Bachao”
Me: But isn’t that what you said during the State Elections? And then the Pankaja Munde Chikki Scam happened and we were back to square one.
Bholu: Okay, then we will campaign for “Criminality free Politics”
Me: But isn’t that what you said during the State Elections? And then the Eknath Khadse land grabbing case happened and we were back to square one.
Bholu (thinking hard): Okay then we will campaign for “Improve the standards of Education”
Me: But you said that during the State campaign too. And then Vinod Tawde, the Education Minister himself had to justify how he got his degree from an unrecognised University and claimed false qualifications. And we were back to square one.
Bholu: (scratching his head) Okay, then we will campaign for “Modi as the face of our campaign”
Me: But you did that too in the State Elections. And then Devendra Fadnavis happened and we are back to square one.
Bholu: Bhai, then you tell me. What should we campaign for? I know you always give me good advice.
Me: Why don’t you Base your campaign on the benefits of Demonetization and how it has successfully reduced Black Money, Corruption, Terrorism and made India cashless?
Bholu: Kya Bhai, subah subah meri kyu le rahe ho.
Me: So we are back to square one?
Disclaimer: If any of you sees Bholu Bhakt in your area can you please ask him to change his cap. He is still using the cap from the last year by mistake and a Lotus Gamcha doesn’t go well with a Shiv Sena cap.