Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Indian Politicians' Obsession With Dog Analogies

- "See, the thing is, never associate local incidents with the central government (sarkar). There is an inquiry going on. There was a dispute between families. The dispute - how did it turn out - where did the administration fail, after these it come to the Centre. For everything...like if somebody throws a stone at a dog, then the government is responsible...it is not like that," - VK Singh on the burning of a Dalit family in Haryana

- "Even If I am in the back seat of a car and a puppy (kutte ka bachcha) comes under the wheels, isn't it painful? It is. Whether I am a chief minister or not, I am a human being - I will be sad if something bad happens anywhere." - Narendra Modi to Reuters when asked about Godhra 2002

- "A dog runs after a car and thinks that car is moving because of him." - Kailash Vijayvargiya on Shatrughan Sinha


Thoda zyaada hogaya… nahin?

Of course BETTER (and possibly less offensive) analogies can be made. At least give the impression of being civil. It can't be that difficult.

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