Poaching, loyalty, alliances - standard ingredients in an election recipe!Whenever there are elections just around the corner, the flurry of activities behind the scenes peaks. It is not just about marketing gimmicks and drafting manifestos, of campaigns and rallies, of barbs and taunts. Right in the thick of things is the attempt to poach - snatching key party members from an opponent's party and inducting them in one's own. Maybe tough when somebody is staunchly loyal; but perhaps it is easy to lure someone with a promise of a ticket to a prime constituency and even a major portfolio in the government if the election is won. Then there are the hushed meetings behind closed doors between party leaders and their main administrators, about fruitful management of an alliance before elections and after the results, too, if required, to form the government.
What do you think of all this 'mirch-masala'? A delectable recipe or just the usual farce?!