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Quite A Nice Man To Know

The intelligentsia gathers in South Delhi in a show of support for Manmohan Singh the candidate

Quite A Nice Man To Know
Quite A Nice Man To Know
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The invitation said 5.30 pm. At 5.30, celebrity economist Isher Ahluwalia was still rushing around adding the last touches to what was expected to be a gathering of the city’s intelligentsia, some of the country’s best brains and talent, to express solidarity with former finance minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s candidature for the prestigious South Delhi constituency. Apart from the door-to-door canvassing all of them had been carrying out for their candidate.

Said Ahluwalia between putting up posters on the trees lining the park: "It’s a coming together of like-minded people to increase the people’s participation. When we heard he was contesting, our immediate reaction was ‘it’s time we did something’, specially for a deserving candidate like Dr Singh." Does she vote? "No. But this time I will. It’s time that the disillusioned residents of South Delhi made their choice clear. We need people like him for people like us." Declaiming thus in her no-nonsense manner, she hurried away in a flurry of white dupatta to check on the soft drinks.

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