Twitter was in splits soon after former cricketer Chetan Chauhan was named the chairman of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). From mocking the BJP government to speculating about future appointments, Twitter users had a field day.
AAP decided to join in the fun too and went ahead with a few suggestions for appointments to other government institutions - actor Anupam Kher as the ISRO chief, former Maharashta Minister Eknath Khadse as the NIA chief, and author Chetan Bhagat as the next RBI governor!
But Bhagat certainly was not amused and gave it back to AAP asking them to behave rather than indulging in 'mud-slinging'. He posted these tweets this morning
Just on this news. Neither am I interested, nor am in the running for the RBI guv job. Nor do I have a view on NIFT. https://t.co/OgbKsuUDi2— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) June 19, 2016
I would request AAP to behave in a decent manner and not do mud-slinging PR like the news in the last tweet.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) June 19, 2016
Still he asserted that if he had been appointed as the RBI chief, he would be able to do a better job than many others.
Dear AAP, as you mock me, assure u had i ever done (am not) the RBI guv job, would be able to do it better than many others.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) June 19, 2016
AAP should tell its lo-IQ spokespersons to think twice before attacking others, though i understand thinking isn't their strong point.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) June 19, 2016
Chetan reminded everyone his IIT-IIM-star banker background and all that jazz...
I love writing stories too much. But dear AAP, given my prev job I know economies and monetary policies better than any of you ever will.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) June 19, 2016
Bhagat's fiery reaction comes after party spokesperson Raghav Chadha criticised the BJP government over Chetan Chauhan's appointment. This is what he said,
This is absurd. He (Chauhan) does not know 'F' about fashion and he is the same person who defended Mr. Jaitley. And his appointment has the blessings of Amit Shah and Modi. The AAP would like to suggest that the BJP appoint Chetan Bhagat RBI governor, Anupam Kher chief of ISRO and Eknath Khadse the chief of NIA.
Well, considering the internet doesn't spare anyone, you think Chetan Bhagat would be let off easily? No! The fun continued when Twitter users got another target in the form of Mr Bhagat and even after his raging response, he got trolled
.@chetan_bhagat haHahaha You can't handle sarcasm, forget economy— Prerna (@Iam_Prerna) June 19, 2016
Breaking: Chetan Bhagat doesn't have a view on something https://t.co/iElLQZtonn— dorku (@Dorkstar) June 19, 2016
After becoming RBI Gov @chetan_bhagat to Mallya :-"Deti hain to de warna kat le" https://t.co/j93IpPeaZW— Intolerant Pandey (@manish_leo) June 19, 2016
@chetan_bhagat Hahahaha so r u seriously considering yourself for RBI governor post?God bless India 😂😂😂— Anshi (@Anshi2017) June 19, 2016