It has been three days since India chose Narendra Modi as the prime minister for the second term but it seems like we are going to witness the mental breakdown of ‘liberals’ for quite a long time.
Journalist Madhavan Narayanan today took to Twitter to suggest that Aam Aadmi Party’s Atishi Marlena, who came in third from East Delhi constituency, far behind BJP’s Gautam Gambhir, deserves to be in the parliament. However, since she could not make it as people didn’t vote for her, this journalist thought a parallel parliament should be created so that Marlena could become an MP there.
People like @AtishiAAP deserve to be in a parallel parliament. Maybe we should crowdfund one so that real issues are discussed by truly knowledgeable people.
— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) May 26, 2019
To top it, another journalist, Sucheta Dalal, wondered what if the PMO brought her in to make her in-charge of education.
— Sucheta Dalal (@suchetadalal) May 26, 2019
Atishi’s defeat has not gone down too well with her supporters in the media houses. Ajai Shukla, a journalist who was recently called out by an Italian journalist for being sexist, was also rooting for Marlena.
Thank you for bringing this up. The single thing that most bothered me in this election was Atishi’s defeat. I’m not a supporter of any political party, leave alone the AAP, but if one politician has done far reaching service to their (and others’) constituencies, it is Atishi. https://t.co/NbyMEQne8e
— Ajai Shukla (@ajaishukla) May 25, 2019
While many in the media took the blame for letting Atishi down, no one had come close to Narayanan in terms of providing a solution to turn her defeat into a victory.