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AAP Shehnai in Varanasi

AAP Shehnai in Varanasi

आज सुबह 5 बजे जब 'आप' के समर्थक चौसट्टी गली में शहनाई की धुन बजाते हुए निकले, तो मोदी मोदी चिल्लाने वाले लोग भी शांत हो गये और उन्होंने हमारे वालंटियर्स का चाय से स्वागत किया। पंडित मनोहर लाल शहनाई बजा रहे थे, कवीश के हाथों में गिटार था और समन और कुछ अन्य साथी वैषणव जन.… के सुर में  बनारस के गलियों में मीठा रस घोल रहे थे. बीच में बीजेपी की टोपी पहने कुछ लोगों ने चाय भी पिलाई, शांती से बैठकर चर्चा भी की और आप के विचारों से सहमती भी जतायी। इस तरह धीरे धीरे कई मोदी समर्थकों का मोहभंग होता जा रहा है. 

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Slowly, but surely the tide is changing in Banaras

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