Why can’t Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta own political teams through open bidding for Dr Manmohan Singh, L.K. Advani and others? I’m sure huge amounts would be paid to these leaders as they stand before cameras and let team owners make their auction bids. And such affluence would, surely, lead politicians away from the old ways of corruption to make money?
Just think how exciting all this would be for the public! There would be tremendous popular participation in politics as the Tricolour Tigers battle it out with the Saffron Sena. Instead of being confined to Delhi, these teams could, for each parliamentary session, travel to Chennai, Mumbai, Calcutta, Delhi and other budding metropolises. They could stage their Twenty20 tests in large stadiums. Each political team member could air his views for twenty minutes in these tests. It would really be lively with pirouetting and performing pom-pom girls cheering on the teams. I’m sure the speakers would debate with a passion that they have rarely displayed. And the public would of course follow the debates as it has never done before.