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Monkey see, monkey do

T C A Srinivasa-RaghavanLooking at the way the Congress and the BJP have been copying each other, I am reminded of the parable about the cap seller and the monkeys. It goes like this. One day the cap seller slept off under a tree with his bundle of caps beside him. When he woke up he saw that a bunch of monkeys had made off with all his caps.He tried his best to get them to return the caps, to no avail. The monkeys only imitated his every gesture. In sheer frustration he threw his own cap on the ground — and found a barrage of caps coming down from the tree. The Congress started doing this …
Source: Business Standard