Irony in “bridal wear”

Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh calls former CM and current revenue minister Narayan Rane a just married, confused daughter-in-law in Congress. Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackrey’s newspaper Saamna publishes a morphed picture of Rane in bridal wear. Rane supporters get angry. They ransack the Pune offices of Saamna. Tit for tat some would say. I call it irony.

Now Thackrey is pissed off. In his editorial, he has demanded that Rane be arrested. Listen to him-

“As a cartoonist I have caricatured Pandit Nehru, Comraded (sic) Dange, Y B Chavan and also Sharad Pawar in the same manner. But all of them never expressed their anger over it rather took it in a good humour as it should be.”

So, even Thackrey believes that people should swallow insults with good humor. A case of preaching what one does not practice, if the innumerable occasions on which his party men have intimidated journalists, professors and god knows who else, and vandalized their properties are taken into account.

I don’t support the violence. But I can’t stop smiling either.

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  • pr3rna  On June 21, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    //I don’t support the violence. But I can’t stop smiling either.// same here!

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