For the last few days, I have been seeing a lot of banners all over the city wishing Rahul Gandhi a happy birthday. I have no idea when his birthday is or was and neither do I care. What I am unable to comprehend is the fuss behind this.
The amount of money waited on these banners is ridiculous. And he is not even here for the birthday to see the banners. What then is the purpose behind this? The banners are a sight themselves. A small picture of Rahul Gandhi surrounded by pictures of the people who probably paid for it.
The way people fawn over the Gandhi family is really pathetic. There are other 'first families' in many states too that are worshipped. So, it is not even unique to the Gandhis.
What is the point of putting banners which even Rahul Gandhi is not going to see? Is someone going to take pictures of the banners and send them to him? Is it to please loyalists of the man?