You can’t make such stuff up:

Hundreds of BJP workers from Karnataka, who were headed north to Kashmir to hoist the national flag on Republic Day at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, found themselves back in south after Maharashtra police and railway officials refused to allow the train to proceed to its destination.

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When the train arrived at Ahmednagar, railway officials blacked out the lights. Taking cover of the darkness, they detached the train’s engine and attached it to the rear of the train. Two more bogies with RPF personnel were attached to the train, and around 1.30 am, it started, – but, of course, in the reverse direction, back to Karnataka.

For the BJP workers, many of them fast asleep, it was too late. By the time they realised, the train was at Nagansur station on the Maharashtra-Karnataka border.

Today’s lesson: If you want to be patriotic, drink a lot of coffee.

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