When a poll battle between two ranis gets too hot for comfort, a raja is forced to descend to earth.
People in Amethi were treated to a spectacle this election. Sanjay Singh, the scion of the erstwhile ruling family of this region, going from door to door begging for votes like an aam neta. That's because it's a tough contest between Singh's present wife Amita and his former wife Garima. And he is taking it personally.
Party insiders tell us how Singh had been setting this up from the very beginning. Despite the presence of ally Samajwadi Party's Gayatri Prajapati in the scene, Singh fought with the party top brass to get a ticket for Amita. Now, with it boiling down to a direct fight between Amita Singh and Garima Singh, he's clearly nervous.
"I have chosen my side, and I will have to reconcile to whatever happens," he says philosophically.
Yes, may the best Singh win.