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Hate Taj Mahal as ‘ Muslim’ mausoleum
After visiting it applauding as India’s ‘ priceless gem’ (1)
A wonder!

Divide people by caste and community
Propose ‘ run for unity’ (2)
A wonder !

Impose beef ban in some states
Be silent in north- east states
Failure to explain contradictions (3)
A wonder!

Make aadhar mandatory
Leaving cabinet ministers ‘ free’ (4)
A wonder!

Declaring date of result first
Disclosing Gujarat election dates last (5)
A wonder!

Stating violence of extremists’ declined
Deploying additional forces trained
With latest equipment on hand (6)
A wonder!

While economy is crumbling
And hunger increasing
Government optimism rising
Harping on ‘ache din’ coming …?
A wonder!
Sheshu Babu is a writer from anywhere and everywhere

Notes

  1. Taj Mahal priceless gem : Yogi ( the Tribune October 27, 2017)
  2. PM Modi urges people to participate in ‘ Run for unity’ on October 31 ( Times of India , oct 22, 2017)
  3. No beef ban if we come to power in poll bound North Eastern states : Bjp ( the Hindustan times Mar 28)
  4. No information about the minister “s Aadhar card ( maharashtratoday.in Oct 18, 2017)
  5. Why did the election commission announce polling dates for only Himachal and not Gujarat ( scroll.in posted Oct 22, 2017)
  6. Status paper on naxal problems – SATP ( satp.org)
  7. P. Chidambaram targets govt… Indianexpress.com Oct 28)
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  1. Sally Dugman says:

    This is a wonderful poem, Sheshu. It starkly shows the contradictions and points strongly to the need for all of us who care to push all the harder to improve our social scenes by teaching new values and ways forward. Of course, the alternative is unacceptable!