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Video: The Congress kavi sings
May 10, 2007
Bollywood scripts can't begin to compare to the characters politics throws up.
Following the UP assembly elections, we hit the Congress Party headquarters in Amethi, a far cry from their Rae Bareli setup.
This one is a well-established base, and while it was pitch dark on the lawns, a bunch of enthused party workers sat around in a circle and offered us tea.
It was then that we met the multitalented 'Swatantra' Mishra, longtime Congress worker introducing himself as a poet.
Swatantra, who also showed us his album of press clippings and pictures with Soniaji, gave us a brief recitation of his latest work, a parodic song to bolster local Congress candidate Rani Amita Singh's chances. We couldn't help but applaud.
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Text: Raja Sen | Video: Uday Kuckian