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It’s called democracy: This response to Kiren Rijiju’s tweet on Anurag Kashyap’s controversy has won the Internet

This is such a 'Mere Paas Maa Hai' moment.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:October 18, 2016 5:46 pm
Kiren Rijiju was given a response he would probably never forget Kiren Rijiju was given a response he would probably never forget

Last week, film-maker Anurag Kashyap tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him for an apology for his trip to Pakistan. @narendramodi Sir you haven’t yet said sorry for your trip to meet the Pakistani PM.. It was dec 25th. Same time KJo was shooting ADHM? Why?” he tweeted, for which he was slammed on social media. He also had people from the industry and otherwise who sided with him stating that it’s his right to communicate with the PM.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju also has an opinion on the controversy. He tweeted that it has become a ‘fashion’ to question Modi for anything and everything without any logic: “A new fashion has developed in India. A student or a film person can put a question or speak against PM without any logic to get into news”.

But his point of view on the controversy didn’t go down well with many on the micro-blogging site, several of whom told him that as citizens of India, it was their constitutional right to ask him questions. Reactions included tweets like – “a new fashion has developed in India. Any person who questions PM or speak against him is tagged with “anti-national”; “In fact the new fashion is ministers with LOL logic ganging up against any individual questioning PM or speaking against him”.

But a particular response to Rijiju’s tweet has gone viral. Reformer Brumby tweeted, “Around the world this fashion is known as democracy.”

This response has not only been widely shared on Twitter but has also been made into a meme that is being circulated across social media platforms.

He wasn’t the only one though. Here’s what others said.

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