Bollywood actor Ranvir Shorey has sparked a trend on social media under #BharatBananaHai on the simmering political climate that India is currently under. The Pyaar Ke Side Effects star has been quite vocal on recent political developments. Adding to his frequent use of Twitter, Shorey on Saturday tweeted a stinging remark on "liberals" in the country.
One of the biggest problems in #India at the moment is that people who can’t bear to see a democratically elected govt. fulfill its manifesto, nor accept a point of view different from their own, are called liberals. #BharatBananaHai— Ranvir Shorey (@RanvirShorey) December 28, 2019
Shorey was clearly pointing to the criticism that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government has been reeling under by left-inclined and liberal voices for fulfilling its election manifesto promises. The BJP government has fulfilled its long-held promise of revoking Article 370 and other special provisions previously enjoyed by the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, the resolution of the Ram Janmabhoomi dispute through the Supreme Court and now, the introduction of a new law that fast tracks citizenship to refugees fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Ranvir Shorey also tweeted that according to him, the 'establishment', a term that denotes a group in a society exercising power and influence over matters of policy and seen as resisting change, in the country is the "7 decade (old) Nehru-Gandhi dynasty". This tweet also seemed to take a jibe on liberals.
To those who make a virtue of speaking truth to power, the ‘establishment’ in #India is the 7 decade Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, not a couple of Gujratis who’ve been in power for one and a half term. #BharatBananaHai— Ranvir Shorey (@RanvirShorey) December 28, 2019