1. Because he can’t think of other, more cruel ways to inconvenience the public. And to add to the cricket crazy Indian janta‘s woes, has invited his Pakistani counterpart too.
2. Because he’s tired of talking about WikiLeaks and the India-Pak match in the World Cup semi-finals seems like a good time to divert everyone’s attention away from it.
3. Because all vague attempts at Indo-Pak peace, such as the Indian and Pak premiers sitting together in the VVIP boxes while the cricketers bay for each other’s blood, get the media to put the spotlight squarely on misplaced notions of what is peace between the two countries. And that works well with a rudderless government.
4. Because he’s a cricket crazy Indian, just like the rest of us – and that’s just to give MS the benefit of doubt.
But reason # 4 isn’t good enough for the Prime Minister to descend with all his cavalcade, security entourage and problems at the cricket ground in Mohali. So could there be another reason?
But without much ado, I’d like to say the PM should just stay home and watch the match there instead of agonising so many people with his presence.
I’m doing a short poll on whether the PM should or shouldn’t go for the semi-finals (see right). Watsay you?
UPDATED TO ADD: 72% of the respondents to the poll said they DID NOT want the PM to come and watch the match. Public opinion counts?