Anurag Kashyap takes dig at Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee post Lok Sabha defeats


Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Sunday took a dig at Congress President Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after the two reportedly offered to resign from their posts in the wake of dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls.

Anurag Kashyap

Kashyap wrote, “Mamta didi wanted to resign but party rejected offer. Rahul Gandhi wanted to resign but party rejected the offer. We wanted to act dumb and believe it but our intelligence rejected it.. P.S. I didn’t want to tweet this but twiterrati rejected my intention.”

Kashyap’s tweet came amidst reports that Gandhi had offered to resign in a special meeting of his party’s highest decision making body, the CWC, last week. However, the Congress Working Committee rejected his offer and praised him instead. A resolution by the CWC later said, “Congress President, Shri Rahul Gandhi in his address to the CWC offered his resignation, as the party president. The CWC unanimously and with one voice rejected the same and requested the Congress President for his leadership and guidance in these challenging times. The CWC unanimously called upon the Congress President, Shri Rahul Gandhi to lead the party in its ideological battle and to champion the cause of India’s youth, the farmers, the SC/ST/OBC’s, the Minorities, the poor and the deprived sections.”

Banerjee too reportedly offered to quit after the BJP won 18 out of 42 seats in West Bengal, considered to be her fortress. Her lawmakers too turned down their chief minister’s offer to quit.

Kashyap also shared a tweet by filmmaker Reema Kagti, who termed the Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala’s decision to oppose Gandhi’s resignation offer a ‘suicidal move.’ She wrote, “Surreal. This is a suicidal move by CWC and a deathly blow to Indian democracy paving the way for unopposed majoritarian politics.”

Kashyap was one of hose hundreds of film personalities, who had signed a joint petition urging voters to defeat the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections. Modi on Thursday went on to secure a second term in office with a historic landslide.


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