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Arrest drama which has become quite fashionable these days

If a newspaper report is to be believed , the police offered to take him home too. They, in fact, drove him to his house but he refused to get down. He then called some supporters who inflated the tyres and raised slogans against the police and the government

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 4 Nov 2016 11:01 AM GMT

Arrest drama which has become quite fashionable these days
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New Delhi: “Mujhe arrest kar lo”. These four words are not mere words. They speak volumes on political dramas often enacted by opposition parties to defame the government of the day and score a point.

A procession is taken out or dharna staged in protest against one social issue or the other to embarrass the government and to gain political mileage. Even if the police refuses to take action at such times some of the leaders insist on arrest because that provides a good photo ops and finds more space in newspapers.

Being quite aware of all this, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, whom police refused to arrest, insisted on arresting him on Thursday when he led a candle light procession against suicide by ex-army man, Ram Kishan Grewal.

This was the second day of his protest on the issue to garner voters’ support. Drama was also enacted on the first day which was shown on Televisions during the prime time and for considerable period of time. He was detained at a police station that day.

May be it was for that reason that he asked the police men to arrest him again. Finding them not in a mood to oblige, he himself went up to a police jeep and boarded it to give impression that he has been arrested by the police.

If a newspaper report is to be believed , the police offered to take him home too. They, in fact, drove him to his house but he refused to get down. He then called some supporters who inflated the tyres and raised slogans against the police and the government.

This kind of action is fashionable these days because some television channels take pride in highlighting these political dramas.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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