Congress Grass – Time to be weeded out

In the mid 60’s when my father was posted to Pune’s Military Hospital as a Dermatologist, he noticed that several of the patients had a funny kind of rash which they only developed when they were posted to Pune. On close examination and careful documentation, he established a link between the rash and a weed called Parthenium hysterophoros a weed which was hitherto unknown to the Indian sub-continent but introduced through the largesse of the PL480 program under which the US exported tonnes of wheat to the starving Indians. Unfortunately they also exported seeds of this weed which was instantly dubbed Congress Grass because it was so difficult to eradicate.

This weed is aptly named because like its namesake, the Congress Party is so deeply entrenched in our system that it is truly hard to weed out. I am totally disgusted by its Ad campaign on TV – touting progress to farmers, empowerment to women, electricity to every village and other lies – I mean they were in power for most of the time and they had promised these things every time. What were they doing all this while and why should we believe them now? Honestly even the haze of alcohol, the promise of my own house or even a mere sari or computer will not tempt me to press the button for the Hand that doesn’t give but only takes.

It is high time we weed out this Congress that not only causes a rash of scams, ineffectiveness and nepotism but perpetuates a rule of dynasty and hypocrisy.

The time to weed out the Congress has come.

Cast your vote!

Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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