- Debayan Tewari
Unlike the drab five-year period where our elected politicians cause ruckus inside the Parliament, here we are seeing an all-out creative exercise of political jibes that are loaded with some banter, a lot of hate, a bit of repetitive rabble and of course that quintessential element of literature - play of words.
With the Lok Sabha elections, almost here and politicians of all 'fronts' trying to woo the voters like never before, boasting and name calling have become an everyday issue.
Here are some of those swipes that took the nation – or a news room with a few 'guests' and an angry anchor at least – by storm.
Congress Mukt Bharat
"Congress Mukt Bharat BJP ka naara nahi hai, jan jan ka sankalp hai. When I say Congress Mukt Bharat, I mean not only the Congress Party leaders but the culture the Congress has come to represent."
Narendra Modi has always targeted the Congress as a party of dynasts, as an organisation passed on as an heirloom.
Hence it was no surprise that when he gave a clarion call to party workers he wanted his biggest baiter vanquished, nothing else would have done anyway.
Predictably, Digvijay Singh retorted with a meek tweet, "Isn't Modi and now BJP's slogan of Congress Mukt Bharat Fascist? For would all other non-BJP, non-communal political parties pl respond."