Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Politics
2-min read

For Anurag Kashyap, Nitin Gadkari is 'Far Better' Option Than Modi as Next PM

Along with Kashyap, more than 600 artists, including Amol Palekar and Naseeruddin Shah, recently signed a letter asking people to 'vote BJP and its allies' out of power.

News18.com

Updated:April 13, 2019, 11:26 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
For Anurag Kashyap, Nitin Gadkari is 'Far Better' Option Than Modi as Next PM
A file photo of Anurag Kashyap. (Image: Yogen Shah)

New Delhi: While voices have often been raised to replace Narendra Modi with Nitin Gadkari as the next prime minister, the Union minister on Saturday found a surprise supporter in Bollywood.

"I will tell you a far greater option to Modi within the BJP is Gadkari," filmmaker Anurag Kashyap tweeted. He hinted that the choice might at least "take out communalism from politics" and end the politics of "hate and fear".

"One thing you can’t take out of Indian politics is corruption. They all are the same. But what you definitely can take out is communalism, the politics of hate and fear," he said.

The 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' director's remark came in response to a Twitter user, who wondered how people were unable to find a better alternative to Modi in a population of 1.2 billion.

Kashyap further said that the only way to take out hate from politics was by electing a coalition government, and that will happen only when people "don't vote for a PM face but trustworthy candidates in their constituency".

"But then, for Sanity to prevail , it will have to be a coalition government. No absolute power. That can only happen when people vote for candidates they trust within their own constituency and not for who becomes the PM," he said.

Taking a dig at the ruling party's 'Main bhi Chowkidar' campaign, the filmmaker said that India needs a prime minister and not a watchman. "We need a PM who empowers the constituents to actually be able to make the change they want to or are expected to. Not a PM who withholds all power and just sits on it and just spouts random claims. And we definitely need a Prime Minister and not a watchman," he said.

Kashyap is known to be a Modi critic. Along with the filmmaker, more than 600 artists, including Amol Palekar and Naseeruddin Shah, recently signed a letter asking people to "vote BJP and its allies" out of power, arguing that the idea of India and its Constitution are under threat.

Two days ago, he hit out at a BJP supporter for urging him to join the "I will vote for Narendra Modi" campaign. Kashyap shared snapshots of the message he received from Gouraksha Dhotre, President of All India Cine Workers Association, and wrote: "Had gotten this three days back. Self explanatory."

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Sumedha Kirti
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results