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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