Prashant Bhushan Was Trolled For His Remark On Supreme Court Ban On Use Of Religion For Votes

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Updated on 2 Sep, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Prashant Bhushan is a former founding member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and is himself a lawyer. On Monday, January 2, the Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal to seek votes in the name of religion, caste, creed or language. The judgement concludes a hearing on a petition against a 1995 ruling which said that Hinduism is a way of life and, therefore, its use during elections is not corrupt practice.

Following Monday’s judgement Prashant Bhushan tweeted this:


The problem with his tweet is that he singles out Hindutva whereas the Supreme Court ruling is for every religion, caste, creed or language.

Twitterati wasted no time in trolling him for his understanding of the judgement:


In their ruling the seven-judge bench did not comment on Hindutva or Hinduism but on the use of all religions in garnering votes.