Bob’s Banter: Mama Mia, A Bigger Role for Rahul


PM Manmohan Singh with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi
PM Manmohan Singh with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi


[dropcap]T[/dropcap]HERE are some who feel that Rahul is not being given a bigger role. A cook who works in the household reported this conversation:

“My son, you want a beeger role?”

“Yes, Mama!”

“What eese it you want beeger?”

“Well, Mama..”

“Let Mama guess…you want to carry your own lunch box to Parliament and not share lunch with your dear mama?”

“Yes Mama, yes,” said a pleased Rahul, “but mama, there are some other things…”

“Let Mama guess. You want to choose your own kurta pajamas and not have your dear Mama choose them for you?”

“Excellent Mama, but …”

“Let Mama guess. You want to see adult movies my son?”

“Yes Mama yes!”

“But only once a month my son, I cannot come with you more than once a month to cover your eyes!”

“Yes Mama, yes, but Mama..”

“Let Mama guess.. You want something else?”

“Yes Mama yes..”

“Let Mama guess, you want to make another speech in Arnob’s show?”

“Yes, Mama yes?”

“Okay my son but let Mama see the speech and correct all your spelling mistakes!”

“Yes Mama, but…”

“There is something more no?”

“Yes Mama, yes..”

“Let Mama guess, you want to go to South America and see your girlfriend?”

“Gee Mama, yes..”

“Okay my son but don’t do anything naughty!”

“No Mama I won’t. Mama…”

“Yes my son there is something else?”

“Mama, it’s about the Congress?”

“You want to talk about the Congress?”

“Yes Mama, yes.”

“What is it my son?”

“Can’t Mama guess?”

“Mama can’t my son.”

“I want to lead the Congress Mama. I want a bigger role!

“Mama mia! That eese my role! No my son, no. You can see adult movies twice a month. Okay my son? Okay?”

“Yes mother..!”

Robert Clements is a journalist and widely published newspaper columnist. His column Bob’s Banter is published in over 30 newspapers and magazines

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