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Anisha Sheth | The News Minute | July 7, 2014 | 2.44 pm IST (Satire) Congress MLA Vijayanand Kashappannavar’s situation today, is pitiable. And all because he misunderstood the advice given to him by his party president. Here is what happened.  After the whole episode at a pub in Bangalore late on July 2, a panicked Vijayanand called up the Congress state president G Parameshwara, asking for advice. Vijayanand: “Saar, I had gone to Skye Bar with my family and some friends and the police turned up and outraged my wife’s modesty. Things got heated and Somu (Somashekar Gowda) and I got into a scuffle. What do I do now?” Parameshwara: “Don’t worry, nothing will happen. All you have to do is go meet Thimmappa and tell him what happened.” Hearing this, Vijayanand was relieved. What great advice, he thought. And so, he packed up his bags and sought an appointment with Thimmappa in Tirupati. He prayed and prayed to the Lord Thimmappa for deliverance from a god-awful mess. The police searched for him, high and low, but he was nowhere to be found. The Opposition was demanding his suspension, and raised a ruckus in the Assembly over the whole affair. Police looked everywhere for him, and giving up, declared him missing, absconding. All through this, a worried Parameshwara and kept calling the Speaker, with the hope that the latter might have some information. But the Speaker said no, I don’t have any news. So where, oh where, was the much maligned and as it turns out, much misunderstood MLA? He turned up on Saturday night, and told reporters that he had visited Lord Thimmappa of Tirupati. Watching the news, Parameshwar slapped his forehead in despair, thinking of all the additional taunts he would have to listen to. Separately, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah too, put his head in his hands. Parameshwara thought: “Does he have a brain inside that skull of his, or not?”  He called up Vijayanand, whose phone was finally reachable. Parameshwara: “What is wrong with you? I told you to go to and meet Kagodu Thimmapa, not Tirupati Thimmappa. If you had just gone and met him, he could have told the police your version of what had happened. Then, we could have raised it in the Assembly and got the police constables suspended. This whole mess would have blown over.” Terribly disheartened at his mistake, poor Vijayanand took solace in the fact that he could not at least be arrested while the application for anticipatory bail was in court. But even little bit of relief is in danger as the bail application will be heard in court on Monday.
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