I don’t know how good a campaigner Meera Sanyal is . Or how good her political communication is — from what I see on TV, it sucks. She is smug and has no charisma to back that up.
Then, there is another Independent. This time, from South Madras. Sarath Babuhas fallen into the familiar trap of political idealism. However, the really favorable press he’s been getting, added with a political rhetoric that goes along ‘I know what hunger is’, makes it hard to ignore him.
Of course, it’s not fashionable now to remember how MGR and M Karunanidhi faced poverty and discrimination much worse. Or how their story of artistic and political triumph is actually a change we have been handed over.
Change, by definition, is always sought. Never cherished.