In The Telegraph, Calcutta, Sankarshan Thakur reports on the antics of the nation’s leaders on whom our democracy rests on budget day:
“But beyond these and few more, Pranab Mukherjee’s hold appeared vanquished by the pursuit of other pre-occupations. Former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda snoozed on the crook of his wrist in the front Opposition bench. Plonked beside him, Lalu Prasad chuckled mischievously.
“Mulayam Singh Yadav repeatedly prompted him to nudge Gowda awake, but Lalu remained stoutly averse to the idea of putting an end to his benchmate’s embarrassment. “Sone do, sone do,” he reasoned with Mulayam. “Kya karega uth ke? (Let him slumber on, what will he do if he is woken up, anyhow?).”
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