Mumbai: The 12-hour-long debate on the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha might have entertained many people but for lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar, the session was an insult to poetry.
Javed on Tuesday took to his Twitter account and wrote: "With folded hands and utmost humility, I want to request the MPs of all the parties in the Lok Sabha to at least have some mercy on poetry. Without any exception, each and every couplet recited during the 12-hour session was wrongly worded, out of meter or mispronounced."
With folded hands and utmost humility I want to request the MPS of all the parties in the lok sabha to at least have some mercy on poetry . With out any exception Each and every couplet recited during the 12 hour session was either wrongly worded, out of meter or mispronounced
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) July 24, 2018
During the debate, many politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered poetic lines, while AAP leader Bhagwat Mann recited a poem making fun of BJP`s slogan `Achhe din`
The no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government was defeated in the Lok Sabha on July 20 after the debate that also saw the government and opposition trade charges. There was also a moment of drama when Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, after a blistering attack on the government, walked over to hug the Prime Minister.
Javed Akhtar also voiced his outrage over the increasing instances of lynching and pressed for justice for the victims. He said mob violence had not been justified with "such shameless audacity" even during the bleakest moments in history. "Even in the days of Ku Klux Klan and slavery in USA or at the peak of White supremacist rule in South Africa no one had justified lynching with such shameless audacity," the veteran writer-lyricist said on Twitter.