Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday Reads Late Edition

The Hindu


The Hindu's Open Page
has an interesting collection of anecdotes. Here's one:

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was another politician who regaled audiences with his humorous remarks. During an election meeting in Gujarat, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi told the gathering that she was a daughter of Uttar Pradesh and daughter-in-law of Gujarat and was seeking votes on that basis. Vajpayee later said Mrs. Gandhi had forgotten to say that she was also the mother-in-law of Italy. The audience had a hearty laugh and one journalist later wrote that this humorous remark of Vajpayee had brought the BJP a lot of votes.

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1 comment:

Avinash K said...

VajPayee's remark on Indira Gandhi is awesome!