A conversation with a cousin included the mandatory sentences, filled with sadness, about the recent flooding in the Delta districts and consequent washout of crops ready to be harvested in a week’s time. The reply was swift — ‘Don’t even bother. After all this works best — Karunanidhi government will either equal or do better than the Jayalalitha government. We will get money for crop loss like the last time. And we did not even have to spend on labor‘.
The said cousin is 20 years old.