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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Setting Lalu Prasad Yadav on fire...

... is turning out to be a popular activity this season. The Times of India reports:
Firecrackers named after Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and his wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi are selling like hot cakes in Bihar. They are the first preference for people, more popular than those named after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.


Going by the demand, not only Nitish's but also the Sonia brand crackers are struggling in the market. Other brands such as Zinta and Mallika are no match to Lalu-Rabri.

Lalu-Rabri parachutes, rockets, and Lalu streakers and bombs are in high demand. Sales of Nitish throw bombs and Nitish flowerpots are much less. There are Sonia sparklers, Mallika bombs and Dhoni atom boms. [sic]
And although the report doesn't mention it, Prakash Karat damp squibs are also on the market. No one wants to buy them, so the Left Front has asked for subsidies.

Some previous posts on Lalu: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.
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