Sunday, June 19th, 2016

NIFT row: AAP spokespersons have ‘low-IQ’, says Chetan Bhagat

Narada Desk | June 19, 2016 9:03 pm Print
AAP had mocked at the appointment, wondering whether author Chetan Bhagat would be made the next RBI Governor, actor Anupam Kher the ISRO chief and former Maharashta Minister Eknath Khadse the NIA chief
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Author Chetan Bhagat hits back at the Delhi’s AAP government following the later’s mockery that Bhagat could become next RBI governor, claiming that he could do a better job as Guv than others.

The Half-Girlfriend author, in a series of tweets, said that he was not interested in the RBI Governor post and asked AAP’s ‘lo-IQ’ members to think twice.


AAP had mocked at the appointment, wondering whether author Chetan Bhagat would be made the next RBI Governor, actor Anupam Kher the ISRO chief and former Maharashta Minister Eknath Khadse the NIA chief.

AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha said, “Chauhan’s appointment is similar to the appointments to institutions like the FTII and CBFC. This is absurd. He (Chauhan) does not know ‘F’ about fashion and he is the same person who defended Jaitley. And his appointment has the blessings of Amit Shah and Modi,”

Chetan Chauhan is a  two-time Bharatiya Janata Pary MP,  former Indian test cricketer who had played around 40 matches, and a long time opening partner of Sunil Gavaskar. He is currently vice president of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

Congress spokesman Manish Tewari said, “the government wants to convert the National Institute of Fashion Technology into National Institute of Cricket Technology.”

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal questioned the appointment of Chauhan, accusing the Narendra Modi government of assembling an army of ‘sycophants’ in prestigious institutions.

“Modiji has selectively assembled an army of sycophants – Gajendra Chauhan, Chetan Chauhan, Pahlaj Nihalani, Smriti Irani,” Kejriwal tweeted. He also named a media person in the tweet. Chauhan termed as “baseless” Kejriwal’s remarks and the allegation by AAP that he was being rewarded for “shielding” Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the alleged irregularities in DDCA.

“This is a Government of India appointment. The names [for the post of chairman] are sent by the ministry of textiles… preference is given to people in the party (BJP),” Chauhan told The Indian Express.

Chauhan also thanked PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for his appointment, saying that, he had held “a few informal meetings” at his new office.

Thanking PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for his appointment, Chauhan said that he had been chosen as NIFT chairman because he was “an international sportsman” and has “experience in banking”.

As per the NIFT Act 2006, the Chairperson of its Board of Governors shall be an eminent academician, scientist or technologist or professional, who is to be nominated by the Visitor, in this case the President of India and the institution comes under the Union Ministry of Textiles.

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