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Newly anointed Home Minister Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde’s statement that he is only the second dalit to have become the Home Minister of India has excited Rahul Gandhi so much that the Nehru-Gandhi scion promptly paid an impromptu visit to the Shinde household for a simple meal of dal-chawal and a nocturnal stop-over.
Confirming the news, Rahul said, “I was so bored after waking up today and wondering what to do by way of political activity. Then I happened to notice a newspaper headline stating that Shinde uncle is a dalit. I was so kicked that I immediately told my driver to take me to his house to hang out. I hope this satisfies mummy who keeps chiding me for being politically inactive these days.”
Mrs. Shinde disclosed that she had indeed hosted the Congress leader for the evening.
“To my pleasant surprise, Rahulji rang the bell around 6PM and said he had come over to inquire about my well being. I was of course delighted that he had called on us and invited him to the drawing room for tea but he insisted on having dal-chawal and sitting on the floor. He kept asking if I was facing any problems. I told him not really except that there have been these horrid power cuts over the last couple of days and of late the road to Khan Market for shopping has been experiencing traffic jams. His aide Kanishka copiously took notes and Rahulji promised to get back to me about these issues.
Just when I thought he was about to leave, Rahul ji said he wanted to retire for the night and asked me to direct him to the guest bedroom. Rahulji left early in the morning after that,” disclosed Mrs. Shinde.
Union Minister Shinde, upon hearing the news, said, “I may be Home Minister of India but Rahulji, by visiting my bungalow has become my Home Minister. Whenever he’s too tied up and can’t step out of Delhi, he can come over and dine at my place to showcase his empathy for dalits.”
(Based on a tweet by @babumoshoy)