New Delhi: Singer Sonu Nigam, in a series of tweets, announced that he would be quitting Twitter soon. Siding with singer Abhijeet and actor Paresh Rawal, he claimed that the platform had no “balance” and was “one-sided” with hate all around.
As he bids adieu to his 6.5 million followers, he says that he has understood that “you can wake up someone who’s sleeping, but can not wake up one who’s pretending to sleep when he’s awake”.
The singer, who claims to have a balanced approach, feels that the media is divided and the social networking site is full of “some nationalists, some just cold blooded pseudos”.
“People blessing you on one hand; and some wishing Death upon you. Even some young Girls and Boys and Kids behave like terrorists”, he tweeted.
Sonu Nigam defended Paresh Rawal and said if “a woman can endorse a picture of Gautam Gambhi in the front of the Army jeep”, why should be the actor criticised for doing the same.
Referring to Paresh Rawal’s comment on author Arundhati Roy, he said since Arundhati has the right to have an opinion about Kashmir even other “other billion Indians have the right to feel let down too”.
Nigam, in a tweet, wrote that people have “stopped being humans” and are nothing beyond proud Muslims, Hindus, Pakistanis, and Indians.
He went on to accuse former JNUSU Vice-President Shehla Rashid of provocating supporters by accusing that BJP is involved in a sex racket.