Indian-American comedian Hasan Minhaj discussed the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the latest episode of Netflix series Patriot Act, a show which dives deep into the cultural-cum-political trends shaping the world. The 29-minute episode, which was released on Sunday, begins with Minhaj telling a group of people that he would be doing an episode on Indian elections. And some of the responses include: “Are you out of your mind?”; “You are being stupid now”.
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Unperturbed by the reaction, Minhaj goes on to tackle various topics such as the Pulwama terror attack, Pakistan accusing India of eco-terrorism, the Congress 2G scam, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hug diplomacy. The episode also featured a one-on-one interview with Thiruvananthapuram Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. After the episode was aired, it received mixed reactions from people online. While some thanked the comedian for spreading “awareness”, others called the episode “half-baked” and “biased”.
Very biased episode. Deliberate attempt to show half truth. India is much better in 5 years just needed a little more research with open mind. But when an agenda is on the way, eyes don't see the facts.
— Manish Jain (@kjmanish) March 18, 2019
Fact check – you mentioned that 4 million Muslims are being disenfranchised by Modi in Assam. Truth – 2.5 million Hindus, 1.5 million Muslims. Even a simple search on Assam lawmakers statements wasn’t done !! Try Shiladitya Deb as your search key. Less said, the better as 2 rest
— Saswati Sarkar (@sarkar_swati) March 19, 2019
Damn funny!!! But very superficial knowledge. For me your last line sums it up! "What do I know"? That's probably the only honest statement in this entire show! You really understand nothing about India. Stick to comedy that doesn't require much research.
— Renu Dhadwal (@renu_dhadwal) March 18, 2019
I use to take you as a secular gutsy guy who wants to address all the famous issue ! But I never saw your any video . And I m very glad I didn't . After this video I know you are very biased and has no ground knowledge whatsoever of the issue happening in India
— chowkidar kaka (@ViratPhoenix) March 18, 2019