Delhi police has nabbed 5 people for betting on Janata Parivar Merger. The issue came into notice when the special force of Delhi Police was monitoring the betting activities related to IPL. In an exclusive interview Mr. Sharma, chief of Delhi Police special force, informed us that this year there was sharp decline in betting activities related to IPL. Initially they thought, it’s due to an overdose of the format. People are bored with the same cheap jokes of Paaji and others. Though the Anchors (read Archana) is trying her best to engage users with IPL but 5 minutes cannot save the 5-hour show. Then we tried to find the missing link.
Mr. Sharma explained, Political betting generally comes into force during election times. People bet on how much a party would get in total. Some people bet on the important constituencies, who would win and by what margin. Also during last general elections many people put their money on if Mr. Modi would wear a skull cap. But, this time there was no election and also AAP has completed 100 days (Seriously!!!) in Delhi. Moreover, there’s no heavyweight left in AAP who is about to leave, to generate some kind of interest for betting. Then we traced some messages going back and forth related to Bihar, UP, Haryana & Karnataka. Initially some officers felt it is some kind of group jokes. Then, we got hold of some WhatsApp conversations related to the merger with some numbers and Dollar ($) symbol as prefixes. It immediately caught our attention. Moreover, the way political leaders of “yet to be merged” Janata Parivar are creating speculations every day about the merger, added fuel to fire. Further investigation revealed that people are putting their money on the following things;
1. Will there be a merger?
2. Will the merger happen before Bihar elections?
3. Who would be the Party Leader?
4. Who would be the PM candidate?
5. What would be the Party symbol?
6. Within how many days MSY will break this alliance?
7. Will Mr. Ex-PM be awake on the occasion, if it ever happens?
8. Will Mr. Ex-PM be awake on the occasion, if it ever happens?
We also noticed that, everybody seems to have a consensus over the color of the party flag (Green). We tracked those conversations and found a few groups operating behind the scenes. So far, we have successfully managed to catch 5 people and trying to find more such people. We hope the decision on Merger taken quickly to put an end to these unlawful activities. Mr. Sharma signed off disclosing these information with a hope and anxiety in his eyes.
– by Krishanu Chatterjee