Welcome to the changed realpolitik of Indian politics with its new breed (or the latest addition) that is trying to capture the centre stage with rapid fire rounds in almost everything that comes across - the breed that sees a political opportunity in anything and everything - be it political or apolitical.
How will it affect the scene?
How will it affect the locales of the political landscape in India?
How will it affect the rules of the games politicians play in India?
Well, there are no visible answers as of yet.
It is too early, in fact, (too) premature to write who is going to prevail and who is going to concede.
It is too judgemental at this primitive stage to write that who will assimilate/incorporate changes and who will lead the way politics is exercised in this country.
It is too irrelevant at this juncture to look for any symbolism in the ongoing juggleries and manoeuvrings so far.
But if it is disturbing to watch the devaluation of values to a new low, analytically, it is interesting to see how it develops further and what elements it throws in and throws out in the process.
On one side there is this breed, with decades of experience that has fine-tuned their politics to the level that they do whatever they want to do – but at the same time, they also keep the space for fine prints in dealing with complex/crisis issues to subtly settle them. Though they talk of social parity, they believe in and follow elitism.
Then there is this new class of entrants - with windfall gains in the very beginning. Bolstered by the unexpected foothold and 'unbelievable gains of apologies' (intentional or fake) they have gained in a span of just three years, they are out there to 'brazen' it out - to claim their political territory and to win over domains that have been preserves of others so far.
And there are bound to be struggles - struggles for survival - and it has already progressed to the final stages of its initiation with the Delhi assembly election results this year.