This business of filing the financial, criminal and educational antecedents of electoral candidates is becoming more and more of a farce. Plain and simple.
Sonia Gandhi declared her assets today while filing her nomination papers for the Rae Bareli elections, and hold your breath, Ms Maino claims she does not own a car.
(Since she no longer holds an office of profit, wonder whose car it was which ferried her to the DM’s office.)
However, churumuri‘s all-time favourite election claim is Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar‘s. In the last elections, the erstwhile scion of the Mysore kingdom, declared that he owned a Maruti Zen.
Yes, you read that right, a Maruti Zen.
As the lawyer always says in the courtroom scenes in Hindi movies, ‘Yeh point note kiya jaaye, your honour.’