Has ‘Allahabadi Amrud’ changed its name to ‘Prayagraji Amrud’? Samajwadi leader Akhilesh Yadav inquired about this in his specific political tone. Just recently, he was taken to analyse it. He appeared to be in a very different disposition by calmly putting such a thoughtful query onto a guava-seller on the roadside.
समाजवादी पार्टी (Samajwadi Party) के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष अखिलेश यादव ने ट्वीट कर योगी सरकार पर तंज किया. वह ठेले पर अमरूद खरीदते दिख रहे हैं. उन्होंने ठेले वाले से पूछने के अंदाज में लिखा है कि भाई अभी भी सबसे प्रसिद्ध अमरूद ‘इलाहाबादी अमरूद’ कहलाता है या उसका भी नाम बदलकर ‘प्रयागराजी अमरूद’ हो गया है (Taken aback by the candid query, the humble guava-seller would have faltered in answering this tough question fully and truthfully. Or had it caused him to scratch his head in sheer confusion? It was here that the political leader and common man were standing face-to-face regarding a common question, yet, a pertinent issue prevalent in the state politics if we try to evaluate it with the political eye. Was it touching a political-emotional storm or recognising some instant point that encourages the politicians about what they had been tolerating intensely?)?
What if this seasonal sweet fruit is still called Allahabadi guava or Prayagraji guava? Neither the quality nor the usual taste will change altogether. Proceeded to ask the simple-looking fruit seller, the young leader must have brought about the distinct sight on the road where he, along with his security, stopped to buy the fruit mostly available during the wintery days.
The quality of the special fruit has always attracted one and all to savour, without an iota of doubt. The Allahabadi amrud, as it is widely famous, compels everyone to relish it. Its pulp remains soft and mellow and its outer upper light yellowish skin remains covered with small red dots all over its round-sized shape. Its sweet taste is what makes the people have it at least thrice in the season, as one told.
Even the quite-a-familiar poet, Mirza Ghalib, stopped at the city to relish the special Allahabadi guava en route his journey to Calcutta once. His stay had effected as he was proceeding to Company Bahadur in the matter of restoring his pension.
However, to the extreme bafflement of the poor seller, what he witnessed was definitely not very uninteresting. The sudden question would have disturbed him for finding no answer quickly. It was a scene too real to make either a quick or an instant response for him. His individuality was not allowing him to express anything worth confessing. Everything appeared so swiftly on one side of the road and every eye was viewing it attentively.
One may say there was no other political point related with this query. But still, curiosity cannot dwindle as to why the SP leader had thought to put up this question? Why was he not thinking of other several problems? Why did he beat about the bush during the political ambience lurking for the Panchayat Chunav? Was it a more helpful idea to mould common people’s mind?
Like most political leaders, he was also supposed to be spending his un-political days in exploring solid grounds for gaining his lost political ground. He came in for some hot minutes with his recent reactions on a regular fruit. Whether this incident was an assertion talk for his initiative or needs to unravel his rival parties’ unending cleverness is difficult to know for sure, but it leaves us to ponder with a clear connotation.
That appeared to be the only way he preferred to spend the unusual political vacation these normal days, however. As his isolation goes on from the loud political comforts, he finds a bit of inner satisfaction by questioning irregular concern. He famously earned a big political stature in the state politics. Who would expect flip-flop in indigenous politics by a political party leader who used to cover up his head with reddish cap irregularly?