Will throw 'cheap shoes' at Prashant Bhushan: Singer Abhijeet
Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya needs a crash-course on restrain. Why? Because he went overboard, once again, with his comments on Wednesday against lawyer Prashant Bhushan for seeking a stay on the execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon.
This, comes just months after the Twitter storm he created in May this year with his comments on the conviction of Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case.
For whatever they are worth, Abhijeet was back with his "expert comments" on the micro-blogging site on Wednesday, hours after President Pranab Mukherjee dismissed Yakub Memon’s mercy petition and the Supreme Court upheld his death warrant on Wednesday.
His ire was directed against Prashant Bhushan, who, along with a group of senior journalists and activists, had approached Chief Justice of India HL Dattu, seeking a stay on the execution.
A Twitter user tagged Abhijeet Bhattacharya and wrote, "@abhijeetsinger sirji Prashant bhushan terrorist ko bachane k liye itni raat chief justice k ghar k bahar bhik mang rahe hai unke liye kuch."
Abhijeet was quick to respond with his now well-known polite language and tweeted, "@AnuragWROXTAR yaar iss prashant bhushan ko jute marne ke liye bhi appointment lena padega .. Pura Desh katar me hai."
He then tagged a television journalist and further wrote, "@gauravcsawant yaar mai @pbhushan1 Prashant bhushan ko fata hua sasta joota marunga (mine is costly) uski dead body par, Camera ready rakhna."
As expected, and righty so, soon after he posted the comments, it was his turn to be at the receiving end of lot of messages criticising him for his brazen remarks. Sample these:
Earlier this year, minutes after Salman Khan was convicted in the 2002 hit-and-run case on May 6, Abhijeet had compared pavement dwellers with dogs in his tweet. "Roads are meant for cars and dogs not for people sleeping on them.. @BeingSalmanKhan is not at fault at
@sonakshisinha," he had written.
The singer later apologised for his tweets on Salman conviction.