It was a gathering in a mammoth hall, of a billion and a quarter. There were murmurs and sharp words, but no smiles, chuckles or laughter.
“What did you do for us,” they asked the people who’d gathered there, “What did you do?” they asked to the those who sat on the chair.
“We gave you our vote, and hoped that you, would do something for us. We were impressed by dreams you sold and all the other fuss. You said there would be jobs and perks for all of us today! But looks like all we see, is unhappiness come our way!”
The representatives elected, looked their voters in the eye, “We cannot understand,” they said, “why you weep and why you cry. We have done so much for you, if you’d only look round and see. The roads we have renamed, in city and country! We have looked long and hard and seen, what people loved to eat, and banned that item from your menu, in one memorable feat. We’ve given space in your wallets, of the cash you once carried and to the plastic credit card, we’ve seen you’re now married!”
But the people, they were not convinced and started to shout again, “You’ve given us pain, not too much gain and filled us with disdain. What happened to the Rs 15 lakh you promised in our banks? Now we don’t even have the money to fill petrol in our tanks! What happened to the Ache Din, you went on saying we’d get. Now even how t’was a normal day, we’re beginning to forget.”
“Instead of bringing peace, in a country like ours today, you’ve let hate and disharmony, in people’s minds hold sway.”
The representatives elected, looked their voters in the eye, “We cannot understand,” they said, “Why you weep and why you cry, We have done so much for you, if you’d only look and see, The roads we have renamed, in city and country! We have looked long and hard and seen, what people loved to eat, And banned that item from your menu, in one swift stupid feat. We’ve given space in your wallets, of the cash you once carried. And to the plastic credit card we’ve seen, you are now duly married!”
The people sighed, some of them cried, some turned their faces all aside. All of them knew, all countrywide, a man had stood and to them lied. And fooled them into thinking, those rosy days would come, When all he’d ever planned was give roses to his chosen some.
But as they hold their voting finger up, the billion and a quarter, Suddenly from their representatives, there’s no grins, no smiles, no laughter..!