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Speak and span

india Updated: Aug 17, 2011 21:42 IST

Where is Manish Tewari, the Congress spokesperson? I did not see him on prime time TV on Tuesday. V Narayanaswamy is no match for our young and sassy Tewari.

I have never heard you being so complimentary about anyone. Are you all right?

Oh yes. Listen to this: Tewari said Hazare is corrupt and his followers are (now hold your breath) armchair fascists, overground Maoists, closet anarchists...

He has a way with words, I must say!

There are very few politicians in India who can entertain and breathe fire and brimstone at the same time. Tewari is no doubt a prose prince among men. He must have pleased his boss with these fiery speeches.

I don’t think so because I did not see him defending the government the day it was humbled by the old man.

How do you know? Maybe he is rehearsing new lines for us once peace returns.

It’s difficult to beat him but we can try. Maybe he will call Anna an underground politician and overground activist. Maybe he will reach out to Anna’s supporters and do a bit of Gandhigiri himself by embracing them...

Do say: Lights, action, Manish.

Don’t say: Anna for your thoughts.