“Mr… is a knowledgeable person. He has read Ramayana, Mahabharata and Othello. He can quote from these stories at will, but there is only one problem. His quotes may have noting to do with the message he was trying to convey… of course, the people would burst into laughter…”
I still remember this part of speech made in the 1960s by a leading politician during an election campaign. I and my friends who listened to his speech were not the supporters of his party but we enjoyed it.
Two days after this, we listened to the speech of the above said “knowledgeable” politician. the relevant part of his speech goes like this.
His highness, as you know, belongs to an immensely rich landlord-family who ought to have fought for the survival of his ‘class’ but he could foresee the fall of Landlords. Even now, he takes three or four baths a day. That is, before breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and coffee and dinner…”
Irrespective of the political party a leader belongs to, the people gathered in thousands just to listen to the harmless funny speeches.
Contrary to such funny days, we see politicians engaged in attacks and counter attacks and self – praising… boring in short!