The politician is trolled for referring to the economy class as ‘cattle class’, and this in a country where a majority cannot afford to fly. He was panning the new cost control measures being imposed on members of parliament.
His father watches the news on TV with a fading vision, too old to remember what he ate for breakfast, but retains an active interest in politics.
He is the freedom-fighter whose achievements were celebrated in the newly independent country.
Now, he speaks in a feeble voice,“I remember being kettled during that peaceful protest march. I understand how it feels, even if the context is different.”