Getting Rahul married..!
“We have decided to tackle this problem head on,” said a party worker grimly, “and have assigned a young team of workers to work on a suitable ad to be placed in matrimonial websites, newspapers and even on posters asking for a marriage partner. You may meet the team at the party headquarters.”
‘Wanted Italian Bride’ read the assigned party worker, from his pad. “Italian?” I asked, “what’s wrong with a desi bride?” “Statistics show Indian marrying foreigner have greater chance of winning election,” said the worker, “see case of Rajeev and Sanjay, nobody know who Maneka is now!” “I think we’ve had enough of Italians,” I suggested helpfully. “Okay make it British!” said another party worker placing a Congress cap on my head. “Wanted British bride,” read the worker, “possessing steady shoulders, hardy hands, arty arms, fabulous fingers!” “Whoa! Whoa!” I shouted, “What’s all this about? You want a bride or a choir conductor? Why such emphasis on her hands?”
“The effectiveness of good political wife is a good ‘hand wave’.” explained a party worker to me patiently, “Remember Sonia wave, Priyanka wave? Why even Indira wave? You wave well you get vote, good hand win election!” “What else?” I asked. “Someone who watches Ekta Kapoor serials!” “You want a bride who watches Ekta serials?” I asked incredulously. “That is a must,” said the party worker stubbornly. “All of us agree.” “Why?” I whispered. “How else she will know about saas- bahu relationship? How else will she adjust to her future mother in law? Adjusting to Sonia is paramount importance! Remember she will have competition from seasoned Robert Vadra!” “Why don’t you read out what you have written till now,” I said quickly. “Wanted English bride, with steady shoulder, hardy hand, arty arm and fabulous finger, who spend whole day watching Ekta Kapoor serial. Please contact….
“Rahul!” I completed. “No, no!” “Then whose name?” “Soniaji’s of course. Just like she chose Manmohanji for PM, Madam will choose her own daughter- in- law for herself..!”