P Chidambaram starts “Save The Veshti” campaign, finds massive support in Tamil Nadu

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Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who refused to contest Lok Sabha polls this year from his Sivagangai constituency, ostensibly due to fear of defeat, has now started a first-of-its-kind “Save The Veshti campaign” in what seems to be a move aimed at resurrecting himself in the state. Chidambaram, known for being one of the very few to proudly don a veshti in parliament told The Tamil UnReal Times, “Enough is enough! It’s time something like this happened.”

The campaign has resonated loudly across the length and breadth of the state, even cutting across party lines. “I am doing this for Tamilians. This is not a political movement. It is a cause that every Tamilian worth his salt will identify with. For far too long, we have been stereotyped as those who wear lungis, by those who totally disregard the existence of a beautiful garment called the veshti. The ‘lungi dance’ song was the final nail in the coffin. If we don’t do this now, we will never do it. That’s why I took it upon myself, to start this campaign. We have collected lakhs of signatures around the state, demanding that the act of referring to a veshti as a lungi & vice-versa be made a non-bailable criminal office, akin to rioting & hurting religious sentiments. Bail can be considered for accidental usage of ‘dhoti,’ but ‘lungi‘ is just unpardonable,” a determined Chidambaram added. “If every non-Tamilian can pledge to never use the term lungi to denote a veshti, then I too, shall promise to learn Hindi,” Chidambaram claimed to have told non-Tamilians at a meeting.

In a rare gesture, Chidambaram even lauded Modi for donning the veshti while recently meeting Superstar Rajinikanth, but refused to acknowledge that there is a Modi wave. “What I can say is that there is surely a veshti wave,” Chidambaram smiled. Sources add that Chidambaram’s son Karthi is already on the lookout for tweets that refer to veshtis as lungis and is waiting to arrest the offenders under Section 66A of the IT Act. The initiative has found support even from rival parties like the DMDK. “Thambi, inimelerndhu yevanaavdhu whisky ku badhla ..ada cheh …ennadhu adhu…aaah! Veshtiku badhula lungi nu sonnaan, mavane setthaan! AUNGHHH!” hollered DRUNK DMDK leader Captain Vijayakanth. In a move aimed at encouragement, the Congress party’s ex-ally, the DMK too, has promised to dispense free mixer-grinders to non-Tamilians who say “veshti” correctly. The AIADMK government, on the other hand, is said to be contemplating selling veshtis at 1 Rupee each, to non-Tamilians.

The campaign has drawn support outside the state too, with senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani coming out in support of Chidambaram, assuring full legal aid. “I might have called Chidambaram as the father of black money in the past, but what I didn’t mention is that he can also be called the father of the veshti,” Jethmalani said. Rumours are abuzz that, in what could be the most shocking turn of events, the campaign be supported even by Chidambaram’s sworn enemy, Dr.Subramanian Swamy. “Let me put my Hindu ancestry theory on the back-burner for now. For a change, PC is right. Those non-Tamilians who insist on using the term lungi for a veshti, should be stripped of their voting rights. I will file a PIL in the Supreme Court in this regard,” Dr.Swamy is supposed to have said.


2 Responses to P Chidambaram starts “Save The Veshti” campaign, finds massive support in Tamil Nadu

  1. Shah Rukh can is banned from entering Chidambaram’s stadium for lungi dance!!!

    April 29, 2014 at 10:31 am

  2. ROFL.great job

    January 20, 2015 at 6:39 am