New Delhi: Jaggi Vasudeva’s video explainer in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens, has generated a lot of hot air and disagreement on social media.
Writer Madhu Kishwar approves of his effort but thinks another spiritual leader would have done it better.
Glad @PMOIndia welcoming support of #Sadguru in favor of #CAA. He communicates well with fashionable elite. But it's only @SriSri who has the calibre, credibility & long track record of building bridges with Muslim community. Wonder why his help not sought in building consensus?
— MadhuPurnima Kishwar (@madhukishwar) December 31, 2019
Writer Aatish Taseer has a very different reaction…
This man is a colossal bore. I had the misfortune of spending a few days in his ashram in 2011. The worst thing about it was him. He was vain, changing his outfits 3 times a day, and adored the sound of his own voice. It was like listening to Fidel Castro in the UN for 8 hours. https://t.co/vGOfBILSmZ
— Aatish Taseer (@AatishTaseer) December 31, 2019
Advocate Gautam Bhatia, on the other hand, invents a parable to chide ‘Mr. S. Guru’ gently.
Mr. S. Guru is in charge of four kids. He checks their religion, takes three kids to the cinema, leaving the fourth behind.
Mr. Guru says that he's extending "compassion" to the three kids.
Mr. Guru is being exclusionary.
Don't be like Mr. Guru. #RejectCAA
— Gautam Bhatia (@gautambhatia88) December 31, 2019
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit supports ‘freedom of expression’ with something about cows and goats…
Mam this is called
Freedom of Expression. I am sure your reaction wld hv been just d Opposite if they would hv bn protesting against CAA & NPR.
Let’s not be intolerant against those whose views don’t match up to Urs & also kp Cow’s away frm Ur thoughts & talk about goats. https://t.co/ibgpaCElH6
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) December 31, 2019
Author Devdutt Pattanaik invents new definitions for Muslim, Hindutva and ‘woke’!
Being Muslim means reject false gods.
Being Hindutva means reject Muslim.
Being Woke means reject the privileged.
So much for inclusion !!!!
— Devdutt Pattanaik (@devduttmyth) December 30, 2019
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav takes a strong position against NPR-NRC everyday. After saying he won’t fill out the NPR form, he’s now asking the government to focus on ‘real’ issues.
नहीं चाहिए NRC-NPR,
हमें चाहिए रोज़गार। pic.twitter.com/R12QKIqDb2
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) December 31, 2019
Your actions must speak louder than your words, says RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on NRC-CAA-NPR.
Assuming turncoat, rudderless, fickle Nitish Kumar has an ounce of intent to not implement NRC in Bihar, he must order suspension of preparation of NRP (National Population Register) with immediate effect until this unconstitutional law of #CAA is repealed! Walk the talk Mr. CM!
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) December 31, 2019
Priyanka Gandhi calls on Goddess Chamunda, we wonder why…
ॐ ऐँ ह्रीं क्लिं चामुँड़ायै विच्चै।।
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) December 30, 2019
And, BJP’s Karnataka goes after Priyanka Gandhi in defence of Yogi Adityanath.
Look who's talking !
Is Priyanka Vadra angry with CM @myogiadityanath since He didn't seek revenge like her father Rajiv Gandhi did in 1984 Delhi Sikh Genocide?
— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) December 31, 2019
Lastly, to celebrate the BJP in 2019, Congress has organised an award function, Bollywood style…
We're ending the year by recognising some of BJP's greatest hits. Welcome to the #BJPJumlaAwards, keep voting & we'll reveal the winners tomorrow.
Bollywood's got nothing on the dialogues BJP leaders come up with.
The Nominees for "Dialogue of the year" are…
— Congress (@INCIndia) December 30, 2019
Happy new year to all Trawling Twitter readers, see you next decade…