Chetan Bhagat also has an opinion on the latest JNU row that triggered after the arrest of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar on charges of sedition. How could he not.
Type-casted as a ‘Bhakt’ on social media, Bhagat thinks that students who protested for a ‘terrorist’ are indeed ‘anti-nationals’ — going by his tweets, that is. But the arrest was a bit ‘too much’, he feels. On February 14, Bhagat tweeted, “The best part of JNU is Ganga Dhabha. The rest is not to be taken seriously.” However, Twitterati is finding it difficult to take the author seriously and couldn’t help but mock the statement.
The best part of JNU is Ganga Dhabha. The rest is not to be taken seriously.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) February 14, 2016
And thereafter followed the never-ending trolling…
@chetan_bhagat The best part of your novels are there cover pages,the rest is not to be taken seriously or maybe even ignored
— Apoorv Verma (@Apurv02) February 14, 2016
@chetan_bhagat like you’re not taken seriously by anyone!! 😜
— Soumya Dixit (@Isoumyadixit) February 14, 2016
@chetan_bhagat The best part of Chetan Bhagat is “CHE”. The rest is not to be taken seriously.
— v. lenin (@Leninv87) February 14, 2016
— annoyed annie (@oeendrila) February 15, 2016
@chetan_bhagat best part of you is when you are quiet
— himanshu ishwar (@rbihemu) February 14, 2016
— Amrita Sengupta (@AmritaSG29) February 15, 2016
And there were those who took him quite literally.
@chetan_bhagat u r absolutely right. I want to try. Is it open to commoners/outsiders Chetan ?
— Chander Dhanda (@cpd1945) February 14, 2016
@chetan_bhagat they serve Indian food or Chinese /Pakistani ….
— Nishant (@nishantbasista1) February 14, 2016
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