24 October, 2020

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2018-03-07T12:39:29+05:30

Face Value

After AIADMK bosses hurrie­dly unveiled a life-size bro­nze statue of J. Jayalalitha on her 70th birth anniversary at the party HQ, all they received were brickbats as the statue, especia­lly the face, had no resemblance to the late leader. There are several jokes doing the rounds. According to one, the statue res­embles the wife of EPS, the Tamil Nadu CM, while another suggests it resembles yesteryear actresses, depending on the side you viewed it from. The best perhaps was one claiming that the ministers don’t rem­ember Amma’s face as they were too busy falling at her feet. The sculptor blamed it on the short deadline of two weeks.


Building Problem

Now that the swanky BJP head­quarters has been inaugurated, the Congress, too, is keen to expedite the construction of its new office across the road. While the basic structure of the six-storey building was completed a while ago, sour­ces claim the Grand Old Party has run out of money to finish the work on its exterior...

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