AME­THI’s BIKER BOYS

India Today - - EAR TO THE GROUND - by ASIT JOLLY

So ac­cus­tomed are they to free­bies dur­ing elec­tion time that Rahul Gandhi’s im­pa­tient youth bri­gade in Ame­thi has taken to milk­ing the Aam Aadmi Party’s rel­a­tively mea­gre cam­paign funds. Ku­mar Vish­was, lo­cal youth Ra­jesh Pandey says, “pays Rs 500 per day for a mo­tor­bike and Rs 1,000 for fuel if you take a car to his poll ral­lies.” Young Congress sup­port­ers be­gin their day tank­ing up with money be­ing handed out by AAP and then slink away an hour later to join Gandhi’s proxy cam­paign in the vil­lages. Way to go.

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