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Thespian Desire


Chhindwara mayor Vikram Ahakey, 31, the youngest ever in Madhya Pradesh to get that position, recently took the stage, but not to deliver any rousing speech. The Congressma­n, who featured in the party’s mayoral victory in Chhindwara after two decades, was playing one of the kings attending Sita’s swayamvar in the 134-yearold Chhindwara Ramleela. Asked about his dramatic turn, Ahakey said it was his contributi­on to keeping religion and culture alive. But we thought that was a BJP preserve.

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