In response to the movie-watching controversy amid the despair of Bihar floods, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said that he watched the movie twice, and only because it was 'based on Bihar' or else it would've been an 'unjust' to the film and actors.
In a brazen defense, the BJP leader further stated that he had asked all the BJP MLAs to watch the film and that the ally JD(U) MLAs were unhappy for not being invited. Furthermore, hinting on Republic TV's newsbreak over the state of Bihar reeling under floods, Modi blatantly said that they are showing as if he had to 'go and sit in the floodwaters'
He said, "In the last days I have watched Super 30, twice, one English channel (hinting at Republic TV) was showing that Bihar is reeling under flood. And Deputy chief minister is watching film Bihar is flood affected because of multiple reasons. It's a film on Bihar, if I hadn't watched the movie, it would have been unjust to the movie, Bihar and its actors."
He further claimed that the BJP-JD(S) government is working towards the flood-affected people and that he does not care about the backlash.
"The government is taking care of the flood-affected people and they are showing as if I had to go and sit in the floodwaters. I don't care whatever they show, and I knew it, it will happen. They are following people and asking, tell us whether Sushil Modi is right or wrong. The Chief Minister had done an aerial survey. Let them mock and make fun of us. I had asked all BJP MLAs to watch the movie, and we watched the movie, even the JD(U) MLAs were asking why didn't u invite," he added.
While 25 lakh people have been displaced in 16 districts of Bihar reeling under floods due to the rise in water levels in rivers and water released from Nepal's Kosi barrage, the Bihar Deputy CM was occupied with watching and appreciating Hrithik Roshan starrer 'Super 30'
Moreover, the CM heaped praises for the "must watch" movie, which has been now tax-free in the state,