On April Fool’s Day, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar’s wife and actress Twinkle Khanna took a dig at PM Modi’s achhe din in her article. Following is the extract:
“But the days when Indians celebrated April Fool on a single day are long gone. Just take the last few months. We had a tiny zircon, Nirav Modi, fooling the banks into thinking he was a real gem. Then our science and technology minister claimed that it was Stephen Hawking who said the Vedas have a theory that is superior to the theory of relativity.”
“We also have marigold phools like MLA Pannalal Shakya saying girls should not make boyfriends, which has led to the same girls fasting last Monday asking God not to make men like him in the first place.”
“Let’s not forget the lakhs of young students who spent endless nights studying while their parents spent the same amount of time worrying. But just as students finished their papers and were starting to celebrate, the CBSE woke up to paper leaks and announced, “Fooled you! Exam warriors, this doesn’t count! Now, you have to do it all over again!”
“Then we have the Rs 3,600-crore Shivaji statue, which is now going to be even taller — from 192m to 210m, according to a report in this very paper. Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan, meanwhile, is accusing the BJP government of making the proposed statue shorter. This is literally the height of absurdity. Either way, the statue will prove to be very useful in the future, as it ensures that all 1.3 billion of us have enough space to repeatedly bang our heads on its vast surface.”
“Around the world, April Fools’ Day comes once a year, but we Indians celebrate it every day, we just call it achhe din.”
Here’s how people reacted on Twitter:
Wow Twinkle.. very thought provoking to many of us who get fooled by our beloved politicians everyday!! Ache Din will only come when we start fooling these politicians!!
— ramyayarlagadda (@ramsyarlagadda) April 2, 2018
Hey not so funny bones.. all countries around the world have their share of monuments in the honor of great kings n freedom fighters.
I am sure you must be experiencing Ache Din from the time u were born to 2013. After all, Gandhis n scams brought ache din..
— Reeshabh Choudhary (@iamReeshabh) April 1, 2018
Ye dono miya biwi ka acchha he ek left walo ko khush rakhti he aur dusra right walo ko, matlab inki dukaan chalna pakka he.
— Mitesh Patel (@MpatelMitesh) April 1, 2018
Just ask her when Modi sarkar will expose the scams of his own government? #KamalKaFOOL
— Aamir Obsession (@IamSamSanyal) April 1, 2018
It was good but I did not agree with you on your views on Statue and Ache din.This is also true that BJP is exposing all scams of Congress
— shubhrika (@shubhrika17) April 1, 2018