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I wanted to be evicted from Bigg Boss: Aseem Trivedi

PTI  New Delhi, November 02, 2012
First Published: 23:23 IST(2/11/2012) | Last Updated: 15:01 IST(3/11/2012)

Controversial cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has become the fourth contestant to be evicted from the Bigg Boss house this season.

Trivedi's eviction comes a day after suspected activists of Republican Party of India (RPI) pelted stones on the Colors channel office in suburban Andheri demanding his elimination.

"I don't know whether that was the reason behind my eviction. It doesn't matter, my work on the show was over. I wanted to come out," Trivedi told PTI.

The party objected to Trivedi's participation saying the cartoonist had "hurt the sentiments" of the Dalit community with his cartoons that had "grossly insulted" the national emblem and other constitutional symbols.

"Whenever you set out to do some good work, there are people who raise objections. They (RPI) have misunderstood me, but I have nothing against them. I am hoping at some point they will understand my cause," said Trivedi.

He was nominated alongside model Karishma Kotak, Gulabi Gang leader Sampat Pal and hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani.

Trivedi said his motive behind entering the house was propagating his anti-corruption campaign though the medium of television, and he has done that in the four weeks of his stay.

"I discussed various issues inside the house with other housemates and I think I have made my point. That was the reason behind me taking up the show. I think I have done my job and it is time for me to resume my work outside."

Trivedi wants to start a school to teach the various tools of activism and empower common people. "A lot of work is to be done, this is only the beginning."

In the first week of September, the 26-year-old was charged with sedition for displaying cartoons which were described as bad in national interest. The charges were dropped by the Maharashtra government recently after his arrest.

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