All good things have to come to an end and Luizinho Faleiro must have realized that he has reached the end of the tunnel. But instead of gracefully hanging his boots he has without any clarity tried in vain to confusingly justify his expected departure from the Congress Party. So, one has to read between the lines and do a Tapasiya (meditation) on it all.

Wasn’t it amusing to hear him say that he suffered silently for the last four and a half years? Why did he have to? His suffering pales into insignificance when compared to the suffering of the populace as a result of his inaction and lack of ideas to present a formidable alternative to a failing government in power but not in control.

A now politically fossilized Luizinho Faleiro has in utter bad taste ejaculated verbal secretions while reportedly selfishly scheming for himself a retirement nest by way of a Rajya Sabha berth courtesy his new found abode, the Trinamool Congress.

Politics is no longer a call for service to what was once a noble mission. Instead it is a self seeking investment not a vocation and often compared to the world’s oldest profession for obvious reasons.

It is about time that we have a retirement age for politicians so that geriatric senile faces are rested to enable them spend their retirement babysitting their grandchildren. This will make the much needed room to infuse young experienced and talented blood into the political mainstream which currently is in dire straits.

Luizinho Faleiro should remember the wise words of the great statesman Abraham Lincoln when he said ‘‘you can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time’’ 

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