The way in which the latest gimmick from Rahul Gandhi flopped on Monday is an indicator that somewhere there is a sense of boredom and fatigue about this kind of politics.
Stunts, tweets, violence, incitement... this kind of politics has hit an expiry date. The officeofRG twitter account is utterly boring and whether Rahul or Pidi is tweeting doesn't matter its just childish now. That's why when top Congress leaders were caught red handed having a mega fast before starting a three hour post brunch fast, the whole country erupted in a mix of anger and amusement.
What kind of a party leader organises a massive brunch for all the leaders who will be sitting on a fast later. That too a fast about atrocities on the Dalit commnity. First you feast and then you lie to the people of India that you fast.
My view is simple: The Rahul brigade is getting trivial about politics. There is only so much you can do trying to build a negative sentiment about everything in India and hope to reap a political harvest. The chola bhatura is a symbol of this callous approach to politics by this brigade. I call it chola bhatura politics.