We always thought politics comes naturally to a man who can wax eloquent at the drop of a hat but we may be scratching at the surface, going by the revelations made by the chief minister of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy, at a rally in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
In a brilliance piece of cosmetic insight, Kumaraswamy petulantly declared it was wax and make-up which were the secrets of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s glowing complexion.
This is the reason why Modi is loved by the people, the cameras and the media alike, theorized Kumaraswamy. “PM Modi, when he wakes up, before meeting people or coming in front of the camera, applies wax and make-up and only then ventures out. The shine is visible on the face,” he said, at a rally in Bengaluru.
“Look at our faces, in the morning we shower and leave and it is only the next morning that we shower again. Our faces don’t look good on camera. Our media friends also don’t like showing our faces, they only say Narendra Modi, Narendra Modi…,” he continued, applying himself to the task of unravelling the secrets of Modi’s telegenic presence.
He said BJP candidates were appealing to people to “look at PM Modi” and vote. “They aren’t saying look at us and vote, they say look at Modi and vote.” Kumaraswamy was campaigning in Bangalore North for the Congress candidate, Krishna Byre Gowda.
Less than two years ago, the public had been informed by OBC leader and now Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor that imported mushrooms, worth Rs 4 lakh, consumed by Modi everyday were the secret of his ‘fair’ looks In a video that had gone viral on social media, Thakor had claimed he had been informed Modi consumed five Taiwanese mushrooms which cost around Rs 80,000 each, every day and this had been his habit since he was the chief minister of Gujarat.