Bestselling author Chetan Bhagat has slammed Twitter users who have been accusing him of having a bias towards the Narendra Modi-led government.
Over a series of responses, the Five Point Someone author, who has signed a six-book deal with Amazon and will be releasing his next book in October, has defended himself for not being as outspoken on various issues as he used to be and then, finally, issued an umbrella warning to all "Modi haters who want him to write hate tweets about Modi government."
To a tweet questioning him on his "sudden drop" in political aggression and for not writing on Rupee-Dollar or Petrol prices, IIT-IIM alum Bhagat replied:
"1) cos there's no scams happening. Screaming without reason spoils my credibility. 2) Have written lots on BJP's issues, 3) Have explained INR in tweets, see it, 4) Excise duties on petrol too high have said it many times we need One-GST, 5) Get a life."
Then, to a tweet that had cited various previous tweets of his spanning 2010 to 2013, all exclusively about Petrol prices, Bhagat wrote:
"Have said many times we need One-GST and fuel price excise is too high. We did not have GST in 2014. Rest of the tweets in 2014 were on fuel rationing being proposed which we don't have now. Hating Modi (or any other leader) doesn't make anyone more neutral. Now go get a life."
Having issued the above two tweets, Chetan Bhagat wrote a standalone tweet that said:
"There are some Modi haters who want me to write hate tweets about Modi govt else they threaten to keep calling me biased. Not going to work. Have roughly an equal no of articles pro-anti BJP/Cong. So I know what I am doing. Sorry I can't be a mouthpiece of your hate."
Finally, Chetan Bhagat replied to a tweet that had asked him why he was replying to such tweets, to which he replied that when someone is spreading lies, it's his responsibility to clarify: