BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Gangs of Wasseypur director Anurag Kashyap, who has been a vocal opponent of the BJP government’s policies, has now turned his glare towards Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Not a man to mince his words, he launched a scathing and direct attack on Kejriwal by asking him how much did he sell himself for. This comes at the backdrop of the Delhi government allowing prosecution against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges.
In Hindi, Anurag tweeted, “Mr. Arvind Kejriwal ji, what should I say to you, spineless will be a compliment for you, you and AAP are non-existent. How much did you sell yourself for?”
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) February 28, 2020
The Aam Aadmi Party had not been pro-active to curb the violence that Northeast Delhi went through, even though Kejriwal had demanded for the Army to be deployed. Due to this, social media users had voiced their opinions, calling out Kejriwal. And now this seems to have burst the bubble, with Anurag seeming to lead the vanguard.
On the other hand, Kanhaiya seems to be unperturbed by this and even went on to urge the Delhi Police and lawyers to take the case seriously. “Thank you Government of Delhi for granting permission for the Sedition Case. I urge the Delhi Police and government lawyers to take this case seriously, speedy trial in the fast track court and ensure justice in the court of law instead of ‘your court’ with TV. Satyameva Jayate,” read his tweet.
सेडिशन केस में फ़ास्ट ट्रैक कोर्ट और त्वरित कार्रवाई की जरुरत इसलिए है ताकि देश को पता चल सके कि कैसे सेडिशन क़ानून का दुरूपयोग इस पूरे मामले में राजनीतिक लाभ और लोगों को उनके बुनियादी मसलों से भटकाने के लिए किया गया है।
— Kanhaiya Kumar (@kanhaiyakumar) February 28, 2020
This was preceded by another tweet, “The need for fast track courts and speedy action in the sedition case is so that the country can know how the sedition law has been misused in this entire case for political gains and to divert people from their basic issues.”
However, in 2016, the Delhi CM had praised Kanhaiya’s allegedly anti-national speech at JNU which had brought the sedition charges on his shoulder. He had tweeted, “What a brilliant speech by Kanhaiya…”
What a brilliant speech by Kanhaiya…
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 3, 2016
Composer and music director Vishal Dadlani, known for hit songs like Balam Pichkari also voiced his disappointment that Kanhaiya’s prosecution has been given the green signal by AAP, stating that it is “plain wrong”.
#AAP started out as people criticising a government that was wrong.
Most #AAP supporters are still those people, & still do exactly the same. Some of us, at great risk.
We also despise the political tradition of trading right & wrong for votes/image/gain.
This is plain wrong. https://t.co/aVlakC1zDP
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) February 29, 2020