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Kaun Banega mantri

I saw an advertisement about ranking of our politicians. In my new found worship for AAP, I clicked the ad and clicked for AK from AAP. Is this how fanship works?

One more ranking in the site had rankings for PM of India. Among all known and unknown politicians of India, there were also the following names
  1.  Baba Ramdev - He is good yoga guru. But a PM ?
  2. Sachin Tendulkar - He himself would be shocked finding his name in the list
  3. Priyanka Vadra 
  4. Priyanka Chopra - These people are out of their minds
  5. Sunny Leone  


Is this the biggest drawback of our democracy that people who do not know much will elect the people -  who do not know much !!
or worse who know too much (on how to exploit the sentiments, not how to govern)

( am I unpopular because of my such a condescending attitude!)

And you can add your own candidates also. I am thinking of adding the following people.
  • Shahrukh Khan - If Priyanka Chopra can be a candidate, why not Shahrukh. He knows showbiz and he knows how to fight - for a cause :)
  • Salman Khan - If not anything else, we will have someone nice to look at in Doordarshan channels
  • Arnab Goswami - The way he talks, he will surely stop all the tamasha of opposition leaders. Or is he a better candidate for Speaker?
  • Burkha Dutt - Again these media people have discussed (tried to pull legs of so many politicians) so much politics. Surely they must have a solution for every problem of our country.
  • Myself - you have seen the pradhan mantri who does not speak. Don't you want to see a pm who is not seen at all, who is hiding inside closed doors blogging away. 

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