THE WODEHOUSE PRIZE for comic fiction this year has been withheld after judges did not find enough mirth in the 62 novels submitted for the 2018 award. If only they would allow the speech by Mr BS Yeddyurappa in the Karnataka Assembly today, he would have gone home with at least this prize.
None of the 62 novels submitted for the prize this year "prompted unanimous, abundant laughter,” the judges said. Yeddyurappa went far beyond wry smiles. Reports have been received in the Punjab Today office of people falling out of their beds while listening to his speech.
While most people followed the news about Mr BS Yeddyurappa since early morning and then got on to Whatsapp groups to excitedly share the fate of the man when he decided to resign — as the Indian Express put it, from the "designation of chief minister" — they missed the exhilarating humour that only Mr Yeddyurappa could have brought to the House that sent him home.
Here are his jokes, each taken directly from his speech. Punjab Today wants to make it clear that its news room has not allowed any creative writing, and all copyright belongs to Mr BS Yeddyurappa.
or any of the other major mastheads.
Humour a la Yeddyurappa
# I had a desire to see Modi government in centre and Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka.
# Number of seats not important
# BJP has full faith in Democracy.
# I had hoped they would have voted for us on the basis of their conscience but this was not to be
# Karnataka only needs honest politicians.
# The only thought on mind all these days was how to waive off the farm loans of farmers.
# My only aim in forming the government in Karnataka was to help the poor and farmers and waive off their loans.
# I am ready to dedicate my whole life to farmers.
# I will lose nothing if I lose power.
# I’m grateful to the speaker for giving me this opportunity.
# I wanted to serve the people of Karnataka.
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