Thursday, December 29, 2016

57% of Chetan Bhagat's Twitter followers support Emergency if imposed by Modi, stunning top writer

By Our Representative
Following Chetan Bhagat's twitter survey, which ended with the result that 57% of his twitter followers are ready to support Narendra Modi if the Prime Minister imposes Emergency, as Indira Gandhi did in 1975, the controversial Indian English writer known for his Modi love, is a disturbed man.
“Blind support in a leader only hurts the leader and the country”, Bhagat comments, insisting, “Democracy works when government is held accountable. Valid criticism is a must.” He seeks to conclude, “The land of gurus and babas loves its messiahs”, adding, people appear o think it is “much easier to follow” a leader “than accept the chaos and multiple viewpoints of democracy.”
Tweeting, Bhagat (‏@chetan_bhagat) continues, “A sizable number of people are ready to give up democracy. Clearly we do not value what we have. Or people don't understand what it means”, adding, “Modi enjoys such terrific support that 57% of people in poll are ready to support an emergency if led by him in name of corruption!”
Saying that he did his “twitter polls to research for a column”, Bhagat insists, he is “stunned at results”, when to his question, “Hypothetically, if Modi wanted to declare emergency for a while to totally eradicate corruption and punish corrupt, will you support him? ” 57% said, “Yes, will support him”, while 43% said, “No won't support this.” As many as 9,298 had voted.
To another question, “If you had a choice of keeping Modi as our leader but with less democracy, would you be okay with it?”, 55% said, “Yes, want as leader”, while 45% said, “No, democracy is important ”. As many as 10,188 voters participated in the polls. The “results” were announced on December 27.
As an afterthought, Bhagat – majority or whose followers presumably are also Modi supporters – came up with another poll in order to compare Modi with Rahul Gandhi following the latter's “revelations” on the Prime Minister accepting bribe during the latter's tenure as Gujarat chief minister.
Referring to Gandhi terming the revelations an “earthquake”, Bhagat asked, “After his 'earthquake' revelations against the Prime Minister, will you ever take Rahul Gandhi seriously again?” Of the 6,702, who voted for the poll, just 14% answered “Yes”, 70% said, “No”, and another 16% said their decision would “depend” on what Gandhi says.
Following the last poll, Bhagat was, interestingly, bombarded with exceptionally negative remarks. Nijhari Sinha (‏@NirjhariSinha), a Gujarat-based human rights activist, alluding to Bhagat's latest novel, “Half Girlfriend”, said, “next time” Bhagat would “write a book half democracy!”
Another twitterrati from Gujarat, Mitesh Patel (‏@_MiteshPatel) said, “It seems @chetan_bhagat doesn't think PM @narendramodi being corrupt bribe taker is serious enough”, adding, “Doesn't @chetan_bhagat trying to mock proofs of Pakistan lover @narendramodi being corrupt make him Pakistan stooge?”
Bilal Motorwala (‏@bilal_motorwala) said, “Modi only took Rahul Ghandhi seriously, could not answer his allegations so tired to shut mocking him .”
Yet another twitterrati, Indrajith, ‏@Balaindrajith, asks Bhagat, “After his pathetic mimicry and ridiculing of @OfficeOfRG without refuting his corruption charges, what's your take on Modi?”, while Vinay Garg (‏@vinaygar) asks Bhagat, “You think those allegations are nothing? Oh! Sorry you are blindfolded at the moment, if not hypnotised or probably both.”

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