She may be battling mosquitoes in Tihar Jail, but DMK chief Karunanidhi’s daughter and Rajya Sabha MP, Kanimozhi, has worse to deal with in an online game that has hit the market.
The game, ‘Yes Prime Minister’, gives players the chance to be the PM and punish corrupt politicians and officials. Kanhimozhi, 43, a co-accused in the 2G spectrum scam, is reflected as ‘Kanhee Mozi’ in the game, and joins the characters of ‘Rajah’, ‘Kalmaddy’ and Lalit Moody’.
More than one lakh gamers have already ‘punished’ Kanhee. Rahul Razdan of Ibibo.com, the gaming portal that has developed it, says, "We included Kanhimozhi because the game is about building a corruption-free India. Gamers can punish the corrupt either by hurling a shoe, throwing a pen or mounting them on a donkey.
For those who believe she is innocent, we’ve also created a provision for rewarding her by garlanding her, but it has few takers." Gamers who were so far hooked to Osama games have found a new pastime. Priyanka Chakravarty, 23, says, "People have little hope of politicians being punished in reality. This gives us the feeling of power.”