Even four pairs of hands can’t stave off the flak

The new BJP president Nitin Gadkari apparently has a penchant for using tapori idiom like chatoogiri (sycophancy). Clearly, Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa didn’t catch Gadkari saying so when he met him two days ago or he hasn’t seen Lage Raho Munnabhai—or both.

At a Rotary photo-op where Yediyurappa, 66, administered polio drops in Bangalore on Saturday—let’s count one, two, three—yes, three people reverentially helped him get his arms into a jacket,  and a fourth helpfully held a cap for him. As always, of course, the BJP leader presented an interesting ‘angle’ for photographers.

Surely, JDS headman H.D. Deve Gowda didn’t have this in mind when he said Yediyurappa was “unfit” to remain in the chief minister’s post a week ago. Then, of course, members of the Congress family….

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

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