Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar has put something in his mouth and is certainly not liking the taste of it.
His state faces the worst drought in recent times,its trees have more bodies hanging than leaves and the government has mandated that whatever water is available should be used only for drinking.
Yet,the state deputy finds time and taste to make crude jokes about it in public. So he wonders whether he should fill up dry dams by urinating in them. This is the second most novel use of urine found by a political leader,after the venerable Morarji Desai was rumoured to have drank it as an elixir.
Ajit Pawar was referring to a nearly two-month hunger strike by farmer Prabhakar Deshmukh who is demanding water from Ujani dam for drought-affected areas of Solapur district.
The gall bladder of public outrage erupted in the country,particularly in the Maharashtra Assembly today. His uncle,NCP strongman Sharad Pawar first ‘refused to comment’ but then apologised on Twitter ‘on behalf of Ajit Pawar for the unwarranted comment’. To stymie the political stink the Opposition was kicking up.
Ajit Pawar too realised he had put himself in a pee-tiful corner. And,before his uncle flushed him out of the post again and made him brand ambassador of Sulabh Shauchalaya,he too apologised for ‘hurting sentiments of the people’.
But who can stop the indomitable Twitterati? Here is raising a toast to your wit,Mr Pawar,with a different yellow liquid of bubbly persuasion.
T S Sudhir ‏@Iamtssudhir: Maharashtra govt shd put up boards at all dams in the state just in case #ajitpawar comes visiting: ‘Yehan P… karna mana hai’.
yogesh pawani ‏@TheOfficialYogs: Now every sauchalay in Maharashtra will have a frame of Ajit Pawar hanging on!!
Mister India® (IH) ‏@MeTalkTruth: I just guess & wonder ,will @sardesairajdeep now suggest #Urine less Holi next year?
#Thanks2AK ‏@AapKaLokesh: “@vikingthakkar: Mr Ajit Pawar.. Are you speaking from Sachivalay or a Shauchalay..?!! #Urine” can’t expect any thing else from corrupts.
YIA – Direct Action ‏@YiAOrg: I hope people will urinate on face of dirty politicians soon when they will come to them asking 4 VOTE in next election.
Farhan Akhtar ‏@FarOutAkhtar: Ajit Pawar fancies himself as a stand up comic. I think his party should take his cue,sack him and let him follow his dream.