Guess what they discussed when BJP leader Chandan Mitra landed in Bhubaneswar last week for peace talks with Orissa Chief Minister and BJD leader Naveen Patnaik? Slumdog Millionaire. Yes. Though Mitra wanted to discuss changed social equations and comparative prospects of the BJP and BJD in the 21 Lok Sabha constituencies of Orissa in the aftermath of delimitation,Patnaik drifted on to Slumdog,the film,its feats and its message. The next day,Patnaik severed the alliance and made a unilateral announcement of the break-up. BJP leaders are still wondering whether the display of interest in the film by Patnaik was intended to convey his lack of interest in what Mitra wanted to discuss or a spontaneous deviation. This is one question the BJP would want an answer to,too.
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