Political leaders should not become a laughing stockWhen the Prime Minister addresses a meeting in a state like Tamil Nadu, he should have a big agenda and talk properly. Yet, this time around, his team from Tamil Nadu, let him down badly.
A DMK MP did make comment about the present Chief Minister Palanisami's mother which was unwarranted. However, he expressed regret in a press conference. He was not allowed to campaign for 48 hours. But the main topic of the Prime Minister's speech was this point. And the AIADMK made a mockery of itself by putting up photos of the late mother of the CM. The Prime Minister cut a very sorry figure, as he had nothing solid to talk about. The DMK had already done its homework and exposed every corrupt Minister of the AIADMK. Apart from the record Go Back Modi trend on Twitter, the terribly large number of memes of the Prime Minister did not do the BJP any good.
Worse was to follow. The UP CM came to Coimbatore, and a sudden bike rally was organized, without permission. Shops were stoned and were forced to shut shop. The BJP's already bad name went for a real toss.