Actress Swara Bhasker, well known for having anti-BJP views took actively part in this year’s Lok Sabha elections. Though it is a different thing that none of the candidates she campaigned for, could manage to register a victory. However now as the elections are over and people are back to a lighter mood, the actress is being trolled on social media for some of the statements she made during and before the election campaigns.
In one video which is going viral on twitter, Bhasker can be heard saying that there are 572 seats in the Lok Sabha, which is grossly incorrect. There are 543 seats in the Lok Sabha for elected members. Apart from this, two other seats are exclusively reserved for members of the Anglo-Indian community who are directly nominated by the Country’s President, making a total of 545 seats in Lok Sabha. However this year, elections were held for only 542 seats, with one seat in Vellore being suspended due to widespread malpractices by the local politicians of the area.
Nevertheless, the number 572, as proposed by Swara Bhasker is far ahead of the actual numbers. The video was shot when Swara had reached out to campaign for Atishi Marlena from East Delhi.
— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) May 26, 2019
I think RealSwara campaigned for Atishi, KKumar for extra 25 seats and which are in POK, Scardu and Gilgit constituency.
KKumar gang (tukadd tukade gang) always think of united india.@TrueIndian = @ReallySwara = 572 LS Seats
— Deepak दिपक 🇮🇳 (@deeptwits1) May 26, 2019
27 seats from Gupta Tent House
— Shreemanta kumar Hota (@HotaShreemanta) May 26, 2019
Replying to the video, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri said, “That’s why ‘facts are not facts’ when they come from such people.” Agnihotri is known to be a supporter of the current ruling regime, as opposed to Bhasker who is leaned towards the opposition.
That’s why ‘facts are not facts’ when they come from such people.
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) May 27, 2019
BJP leaning intellectual, Shubrashtha also replied to the thread saying,” However well intentioned the people, a dedicated divorce from basic facts with regards to our polity makes fake education immaterial towards hiding the innate stupidity and bimbette-ness. Swara needs to learn something beyond ‘throw of her voice’ and getting curated cotton saris out.”
However well intentioned the people, a dedicated divorce from basic facts with regards to our polity makes fake education immaterial towards hiding the innate stupidity and bimbette-ness. Swara needs to learn something beyond ‘throw of her voice’&getting curated cotton saris out.
— शुभ्रास्था (Shubhrastha) (@Shubhrastha) May 26, 2019
Apart from this, another video is going viral on which Swara is seen talking how Sarees, make-up and jewelry were the first things that came into her minds when she learned that she will be campaigning.
What campaigning in the elections meant for вimbо Swara Bhasker @ReallySwara "As soon as I learnt that I would be campaigning, I went & bought 20 sarees, blouse silva liye, jewellery leli"😂 pic.twitter.com/Gdi2e8kvl6
— Rosy (@rose_k01) May 26, 2019
I don't expect anything else from a absolutely ill-informed person like her! I wish she would have "studied" geo-political situations in stead of buying sarees.
But rhen, if studies would have been her forte, she wouldn't have landed as "third grade" actress.
— CuriousDoctor, MD,MPH (Oxford,UK)💉💊🦠 (@1CuriousDoctor) May 27, 2019
I was so far under the impression that the saris were to be wrapped around Kanhaiya Kumar. Dint know she had brought it for self
— WINGS OF FIRE (@shenoy70) May 27, 2019
The videos have revealed that how many of those who take part in the Lok Sabha election campaigns as star campaigners, are not even aware of the actual number of seats the lower house hosts. These star campaigners basically treat the campaigns as an excuse for a countrywide tour.