Week after elections, Farhan asks Bhopal to vote against Pragya
The man of many talents, who clearly doesn't read the news, got trolled on Sunday after he asked Bhopal to vote against BJP candidate Pragya Thakur.
Farhan didn't care to check that Bhopal had already voted on May 12.
Here's what happened.
Farhan referred to Bhopal gas tragedy to make his point
Farhan took to Twitter to ask people to reject Pragya.
He tweeted, "Dear electorate of Bhopal, it's time for you to save your city from another full-of-gas tragedy. #SayNoToPragya #SayNoToGodse #RememberTheMahatma #ChooseLoveNotHate."
Farhan was referring to the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy in which thousands of people lost their lives after poisonous gas leaked from Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant.
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BJP fielded a terror-accused against a Congress stalwart
It should be recalled that Pragya's candidature from Bhopal raised many questions.
The saffron-wearing leader is one of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. She was arrested in 2008 and was released on bail in 2017 on health grounds.
Pragya's statements stoked controversies in poll season
Her comments invited ire for BJP and many have been batting for her defeat.
Farhan joined 'I hate Pragya' bandwagon without checking facts
With Pragya's candidature, BJP walked a double-edged sword. The party claimed she was fielded to bust theories on Hindu terrorism, but her statements have only spelled trouble.
While none of her statements are justifiable, Farhan's tweet is also problematic.
Farhan has shown that he doesn't care about what's happening around. He is only concerned with voicing an opinion, even if it is factually wrong.
Farhan was rightly berated by Twitter users
Twitter users were quick to reprimand Farhan.
While @manakgupta wrote: Farhan, Bhopal voted last Sunday. Shows how much this actually means to you.
"Farhan Akhtar is the epitome of the millions Mah Lyf Mah Roolz type of youngsters who don't know jackshiz about politics on ground but still have to oppose any political party just because it is the latest fashion, (sic)" tweeted @TrulyMonica.
Before commenting on important matters, stars should brush their 'knowledge'
Farhan has shown why it is becoming increasingly difficult to expect sanity from Bollywood stars. All they want to do is sound cool, even if it means remaining ignorant.
A simple Google check would have told Farhan the truth about Bhopal's polling dates.
But why bother when you can use multiple hashtags and a terrible tragedy to show how 'intelligent' you are?
Mah Lyf Mah Roolz
Union Carbide India Limited
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