Amarinder’s Face­book War

India Today - - UPFRONT -

Re­mem­ber the scene in An­nie Hall, where a blowhard is show­ing off to his girl­friend by hold­ing forth on Mar­shall McLuhan? Woody Allen’s char­ac­ter, un­able to take any more hot air, pulls McLuhan out from be­hind a poster to put the loud­mouth straight. Some­times, that hap­pens in real life too. Re­cently, a Face­book com­ment thread on the Pun­jab elec­tions was de­railed by none other than for­mer chief min­is­ter Amarinder Singh. A com­menter had said his sources in­di­cated AAP would win. “If you want to know the ground sit­u­a­tion in Pun­jab,” thun­dered the Cap­tain, “ask me, not your so called in­for­mants.” That put the com­menter in his place, but there’s a thin line be­tween con­fi­dence and bravado.

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