Theatrics are always part of politics. And around elections they reach a crescendo. After witnessing the JNU soap opera, the country is now happily watching another one.
Irrepressible Trinamool Congress spokesman and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien has now taken to giving television bites with a piece of unseasonal watermelon in hand. The watermelon, he claims, is a symbol of the Left-Congress alliance — red inside, green outside. The watermelon simile, may it be recalled, was coined several years ago for certain Congress leaders in West Bengal who have since risen through the ranks of the breakaway party, O’Brien’s Trinamool Congress.