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.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.

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    GandhiSpeaks
    Oct 18, 2016 at 2:47 pm
    In defense of Riju, I will say it is abuse of democracy and unreasonable expectation to address each and every issue to the PMO. To the people who twitted on Riju's post, they should ask themselves if shouting India tere tukde Karenge at JNU was democracy. In a Democracy people also have certain responsibilities and moral obligations. Does the PMO get involved in the smallest of an issue in any part of the Country? There are other people to look into that.
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      Amit Pandey
      Oct 19, 2016 at 8:17 am
      Kashyap - Artists are above country?lt;br/gt;People - No one is above country. An artists also represents the country, the culture, and harbinger of change. When stan continues to sponsor terrorism, and those artists refuses to speak out against their government - why should we welcome such artists?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Kashyap - Let the soldier fight, I don't care.lt;br/gt;People - How can you not care. It is because of soldiers you are secure, enjoying life. They are not there because they don't have an option - they are there because they want us to have an option.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Kashyap - I don't want banlt;br/gt;People - We don't want stani Artists here. We love SRK, Salman and all people of our industry, but no stani, till they continue terrorismlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Kashyap - I am questioning PM how can he be silentlt;br/gt;People - Aren't we also Indians? Why you want us to be silent and take away our way of protest? What PM has to do with this?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Kashyap - It is democracy, I can question the PMlt;br/gt;People - It is democracy - we can protestslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Kashyap - Now no one can question the PM, this is dictatorshiplt;br/gt;People - who are we ? Oh anyway ... leave it.
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        Amit Pandey
        Oct 19, 2016 at 8:06 am
        So that is what people have reduced democracy to - "asking questions"? If something is not happening as per your will for example people opposing movie with stani actors even when stan continues to sponsor terror in India - so what is the expectation. PM over rule the majority sentiment, and help the person who is asking question? On various platforms people have replied to your questions of stani actors ban, and when you have lost the debate - you want to play a victim card?
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          johnson
          Oct 19, 2016 at 5:27 am
          Why are they afraid of questions.PM has declared himself to be a watch dog of the people and a common sevak should listen to the questions and act.It's the PMs integrity and credibility at risk when people live with their questions unanswered and his supporters go on insulting the people who question calling them anti national.We are losing democracy each day under this regime .So it is our very right to question PM who even still goes on to state election campaigning as a BJP party man than PM.How many national issues has he addressed in time....how much interest has he shown to decrease Communal violence and ruling party:s atrocities .When ever he addressed any such matters his supporters have never listened to him is the greatest failure or is it a pattern they follow which is part of an hidden agenda .... So we question democratically ....
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            Rajendra
            Oct 18, 2016 at 1:50 pm
            It is high time Government should think to control such nuisance If any individual has lt;br/gt;any grievance there are so many avenues open from Courts to Legislative embly tolt;br/gt;Parliament but not thro such nonsensical statements. Media should also refrain fromlt;br/gt;publishing such statements.
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              Dipayan Mustafi
              Oct 19, 2016 at 6:23 am
              :D abuse of democracy!!!! telling people they will get 15 lakh into their accounts if certain person is elected before elections should be considered a contempt of democracy too then....
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                Satish Vaidya
                Oct 18, 2016 at 12:31 pm
                Fact is, we need to chill and mind our business!lt;br/gt;Fact is I am not saying stay quite on everything but it's also the fact that not everything should be shouted at!lt;br/gt;Also, Fact is - it's high time that now PMO should speak up and settle these ripples across the country. It's not good for a developing country to elope in the controversy within, better we do something productive. Film industry contributes not just in profit making but also spreading the image that India is! Fact is they are people too, let them express themselves, finally will be done what is to be done. Let's government though remember that "what is done in general does not mean it mush be done"!
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                  ram
                  Oct 18, 2016 at 3:15 pm
                  writer is biased. those tweets are too obvious and are not funny at all. they didn't won any heart at all.
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