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Biddu: Bapu, the BJP is protesting against latest increase in taxes on petrol and diesel by JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka.

Bapu; Yes Bittoo, I think people didn’t expect it from these two parties as they have been critical of BJP led NDA government at the centre for increasing taxes on these petroleum products during its present tenure.

Bittoo: Now trade unions have called for nation wide bandh for same reasons alongwith few other issues Bapu for two days from tomorrow, for which there’s tacit support by opposition parties Bapu?

Bapu: Hummmmm?

Bittoo; If both the ruling and opposition parties are doing same things under their powers, why the hell are they protesting against each other Bapu?

Bapu: I don’t know Bittoo.

Bittoo: What type of politics is this Bapu?.

Bapu: I really don’t know Bittoo!.


This is a citizen-centric new column, wherein the author(Bitto) is an ordinary, politically unaffiliated common man of the city who in his/her inimitable approach takes up various issues with the Bapu’s soul! Apparently, the interaction between them portrays ironies of sorts encountered by the common man and others in the city in a lighter vein. The author’s name will not be disclosed to the readers as he/she represents the common man of the society. This column aims at creating awareness and sensitising cross sections of our city on various issues of public concern only but in a lighter vein without holding any contempt against any institution or individual.

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