I’VE STARTED FEELING cheerful again.
Not surprising when you consider that there’s only one more year left of the BJP at the centre, hooray, whoopee, doopie doo! I’m hoping that citizens have become wise to their wily ways.
The BJP promised Vikas, but I suspect Vikas despises them as much as I do which is why he quickly ran away. No one can find him, not even the CBI. Anyway, the CBI is much too busy harassing the BJP’s opponents. One phone call from the Dear Leader or his scary sidekick, and they’re ringing your doorbell like kids on Halloween. They have the tricks, the BJP will give them the treats, and you have no choice but to fight them in court.
The BJP promised jobs. All people have got so far are thirty to forty rupees per nasty tweet if they’re part of its devious IT cell. Now we’ve been told to stop hounding the government for jobs and to go sell pakodas instead. I think they’re hoping that with millions of people selling pakodas, most Indians will die of heart attacks and soon there will be more jobs than people around! Mission accomplished.
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I’VE STARTED FEELING cheerful again.
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