In a apparent consolation to Lagadapati Rajagopal, womens’ organizations are said to be considering him to use as a model to encourage use of Pepper Spray by young girls and women! As Lagadapati most sensationally proved the strength and effectiveness of the pocketable self defense apparatus, mostly used and encouraged by young students and working women, he can now be assured of some career despite possible expulsion from politics.
Pepper spray uses a chemical called oleoresin capsicum which is obtained from grounded pepper mixed with ethanol. As the chemical gas results in temporary blindness and acute coughing, choking, feeling of being on fire… it is very effective in combating a single obstructor or a small group. Though it is used widely in western countries, the usage is still to pick up in India. Though available for as cheap as 200 rupees, several recommendations from police and womens’ lib, the usage among young women is yet to pick up. But the situation is sure to change after the bravado display by a big man like Lagadapati against several other big men, even sending some to hospital, the spray will now surely be a common artifact of ladies’ bags!
Here are some ideas on who else may need to use it….
Jaya Prakash Narayan
Speakers of Parliament and Assemblies
Sampoornesh Babu (Internet Hero)
In fact, there should be an internet poll to start a new super hero film franchisee titled “Pepper Man – Lagadapati”. Expelled from college as a student, facing expulsion now from Parliament, Lagadapati should be happy to fund and act in the series as he is also the richest MP in the House!