Sitting under a banyan tree in the scorching sun, Rajesh Choudhary of the village says the issue of Jat reservation is still on his mind but he does not believe there is a leader that has proved trustworthy. Not party, but leader.
Chitrakoot, denuded of political norms and institutions that can be found at least in bare form, if not in substance, elsewhere, seems to provide the perfect setting for the politics of the Saviour and the Superhero that lies at the heart of the well-endowed Narendra Modi campaign.
Tea was what you had with “charcha (conversation)”. Now, “charcha is hardly there. We have distanced ourselves from our own problems, we are scattered,” says a retired teacher, a regular from the old days, who sits silently on the bench inside and refuses to give his name.