There was a Bloggers meet in Chennai, in view of the forthcoming Assembly Elections. It was attended by B,A,J,P,I J2 and of course Wise Donkey. (Ids protected to avoid harrassment and unnecessary solicitation/)
Though it was a lunch meet, more than the menu, the manifestos of various parties were scrutinisied deeply. It was agreed that bloggers should extend support to only one political party and blog only about that party till the elections.
One blogger wondered if it would be feasible to start a new political party, but that was rejected by other bloggers , since many felt it was too premature.
J2 was not too keen on the idea, since he was not that comfortable with Chennai and suggested the bloggers could just boycott the elections, and like Delhi bloggers have fun at the blog meets.
Wise Donkey now in the avatar of Insurance Advisor suggested that the best way to have fun would be to have a secure future and the best way to have a secure future would be to buy some insurance plans.
Everyone got up, but the food arrived, so had to sit down after assurances from Wise Donkey that they there would be no deviation from the main agenda. After few minutes, B pointed out that while a political party could promise color tvs , none had promised a computer. J wondered if it would be possible to convince their rivals , into saying they would give free set top boxes. I (not wd, the blogger I..) pointed out, that these freebies would be from tax payers money. And there was a minor discussion on Income Tax and Service Tax. It was more of a moan, since at the national level, bloggers have not seized the initiative to demand tax rebates for blogging.
After intense discussion (B kept the minutes and would be posting the transcript), it was decided by all bloggers almost unanimously to support, Captain Vijayakanth. As a gesture of support, all bloggers would be viewing his latest film Sudesi atleast once a week in theatre (not pirated cds) and also would be visiting his constituency, to canvas for his victory.
There would be hopefully more lunch meets, hopefully sponsered by Captain.
PS : Hmmmm well this is an April 1st post. There was a meet, to find out what really happened, check out Bard's post