When Olympics meets politics!

Aug 01, 2012, 12:32 IST | Renin Wilben

Imagine if some of our well-known politicians were to take part in the Olympics. Which sport would they excel in? We tried to figure out

Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee: Equestrian

A veteran at clearing hurdles, he can jump from one position to the other with ease

Manmohan Singh: Fencing

No matter how many swords are out at him, he can steer clear of all by sitting on the fence

Sonia Gandhi: Sailing

The UPA chairperson has weathered many storms over the last few years, and has remained on top

A. Raja: Rowing

He will imagine that his boat is full of cash and that the other competitors are trying to steal it. But obviously, he will come first


Mayawati: Weightlifting

She can lift heavy weights as well as her opponents

Jayalalithaa: Shooting

Her threatening presence should shoot all opposition out of the competition

Mamata Banerjee: Football

She kicks all her critics into jail. Similarly, she can kick the ball into the goalpost regularly

P. A. Sangma: Wrestling

Upset at having lost the presidential elections, he will take out all his frustrations on his opponents in the ring

Ashok Chavan/ Vilasrao Deshmukh: Men’s Relay

Both men are adept at swiftly passing the buck. They shouldn’t have trouble passing on the baton quickly

Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar: Boxing

His punches keep the UPA on its toes. Likewise, he can knockout opponents in the ring

Narendra Modi: Tennis

His verbal volleys should be enough to distract the opponents into submission

Suresh Kalmadi: Diving

For his ability to dive in and out of trouble with ease 

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