Markandey Katju ‘jokes’ about Rahul Gandhi’s yatra in Meerut; requests people not to file a sedition case against him

Markandey Katju's sense of humour!

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 7, 2016 12:08 pm
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Justice Markandey Katju is extremely active on social media, so much so, that he was recently booked for sedition for his comments on Bihar. In a Facebook post, he had asked Pakistan to take Bihar along if it wants Kashmir. “We offer you Kashmir but you should take Bihar also,” he had said. People from Bihar were obviously furious at his statement, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. “Ghar baithe ‘mai-baap’ ban rahe hai Bihar kaa…(trying to become guardian of Bihar while sitting at home),” Kumar had said.

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Doesn’t look like that made any difference to Katju, because he’s gone ahead and taken another social jibe and this time it’s about Meerut. It’s Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s last day of Kisan Yatra and he was crossing Meerut when the former judge saw his ‘road show’. He couldn’t help but crack a rather long ‘joke’ on the incident narrating Shravan Kumar’s story.

Only things is, he didn’t forget to add the disclaimer this time. “Meerut vaasiyon.This is only a joke. So dont behave like a Bihari and file a sedition case against me,” he wrote.

Here’s what he posted.

Just saw Rahul Gandhi on T.V. doing a road show in Meerut.
Somebody should have advised the poor lad to give Meerut a wide berth. It is well known that one goes bonkers on entering Meerut, as the story of Shravan Kumar illustrates.
Shravan Kumar’s aged parents wanted to go on a pilgrimage. So he put each parent in a basket and tied each basket to an end of a bamboo pole, which he shouldered while on the pilgrimage.
However, as soon as he entered Meerut, he threw down the pole, and told his parents ” I am a young man, and want to enjoy life. Why should I waste my life serving you ? “
His father, who was a man of long experience, immediately understood what had happened, and said ” Son, you have been good enough to carry us till here. Only carry us a short distance more till we cross the border of Meerut. Then you can leave us. ”
Shravan Kumar then picked up the pole and as soon as he crossed the border of Meerut he recovered his senses, and told his parents ” I am sorry Mataji and Pitaji. I lost my senses on entering Meerut. Forgive me. Now I am normal again, and will take you on the pilgrimage “.
So folks, give Meerut a wide berth if you know what is good for you
Hari Om
P.S.
Meerut vaasiyon.This is only a joke. So dont behave like a Bihari and file a sedition case against me

Well, people have definitely appreciated Katju’s sense of humour, and comments on the post are largely positive…even from ‘Meerut vasis’.

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    Harry Who
    Oct 6, 2016 at 1:45 pm
    Why only Meerat? This present day dumb Shravan urf Pappu should give wide berth to politics!!
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      mani
      Oct 6, 2016 at 6:36 pm
      does this young boy know what he is saying? certainly not. he is behaving like a child who was sleeping in the cl while the teacher was busy teaching, wakes up all of a sudden, and since he is desperate to impress the teacher just gets up and says something.i think it is best to ignore him. While the soldiers and the country are feeling proud of what the army has done he seems very confused whether to praise the action or to criticise it and seek to prevent the government take credit for it. national security and national interest is of no concern to him and leaders like him. We as citizens deserve leaders of at least average IQ and some bare minimum love for the country. frustration after cots being taken away ??????
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        Manzoor
        Oct 6, 2016 at 1:58 pm
        Mr. Katju, why sitting in the pavilion, go to the pitch and bat for BJP.
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          Rabi Mishra
          Oct 7, 2016 at 4:38 am
          May Katju live long and continue to give us his wit humour and insight.
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            Hari
            Oct 6, 2016 at 4:16 pm
            RAHUL IS ACTING LIKE AGENT OF STAN BY MAKING SUCH IRRELEVANT, ABSURD AND ANTI-NATIONAL STATEMENTS. THIS IS WEAKENING OUR COUNTRY. THE GOVT MUST ARREST HIM UNDER NSA. CONGRESS MUKT BHARAT IS ANSWER OF ALL THESE UTTERING. HOWEVER THIS IS GIVING ENCOURAGEMENT TO CORRUPT AND ANTI-NATIONAL POLITICIANS SINCE GOVT IS FAILING TO ACT ACTION AGAINST THEM.
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              mohan
              Oct 15, 2016 at 11:53 pm
              Rahul was under the influence ope. normal man cannot talk like this otherwise
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                Anonymous
                Oct 8, 2016 at 7:47 pm
                growing crazy with age is common but this one is beyond limit.
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                  Suresh
                  Oct 7, 2016 at 12:06 pm
                  For cowards this has become an achievement to beat drums. For braves, it would be a routine.
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                    vijay
                    Oct 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm
                    Katju is equally vitriolic towards BJP, he has in the past criticized BJP a lot. I like his independent thinking.
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