Why throw words, when you can throw Samosas? The declining political manners in India
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Why throw words, when you can throw Samosas? The declining political manners in India

Once upon a time in India, when there was chaos all around, political rivals used to discourse through letters. They used to exchange words. Famous laureate Rabindranath Tagore was a bitter critic of Gandhi, more bitter than Rahul Gandhi is that of Narendra Modi. And he used to write well-mannered letters to Gandhi to show his dissent. Gandhi, in return, used to reply him publicly in his self-published newspaper. But the time has changed. And so has the manners of political discourse. Now political rivals throw the plate of Samosas at each other. Such a lovely gesture.
 
Some BJP workers were protesting against Congress Supremo Rahul Gandhi as he said “Chowkidar Chor hai” against Modi. BJP workers demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi. Congress tried to dampen the protest through Gandhian way. They went there to show a good gesture.
 
Legends say that plates of Samosas were seen in the air, flying at a speed more than that of Indian Airways Jet. Congress filed an FIR against BJP for manhandling Congress workers, BJP filed a counter FIR against Congress for manhandling BJP workers. Now Police is going to file an FIR against both for confusing Police.
 
Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar said that Congress workers flung objects on BJP workers, while Congress women’s wing president Pratima Coutinho said that BJP workers assaulted women of Congress party.
 
In the FIR Coutinho said, “At the time when the leaders approached us, we maintained calm and peacefully welcomed them and offered them refreshments and flowers. Seeing our gesture, BJP state president Vinay Tendulkar got furious and flung the 'thali of samosas', which was offered to him, at a Congress worker. Thereafter, the bouquet of flowers which was presented was also thrown away.”
 
While Tendulkar said to the media, “As part of our nationwide campaign, we were peacefully protesting against the attack by the Congress on our Prime Minister and the central government over the Rafale issue. It was their workers who started attacking us. Coutinho even flung the bouquet at our workers in a bid to provoke them.”

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