JNU freelance reporter-turned-full-time-politician Shehla Rashid had a premature meltdown as the early trends started suggesting that Narendra Modi might return as the Prime Minister for his second term.
I clearly remember 16 May, 2014. Everyone was rushing to JNU Students’ Union office to watch the Lok Sabha results. I had a naive belief that @ArvindKejriwal would become PM, that India would reject a mass murderer. That was the first time that I felt like a Muslim in India.
— Shehla Rashid شہلا رشید (@Shehla_Rashid) May 23, 2019
Reminiscing about the 2014 results day, Shehla Rashid lamented that she had a naive belief that Arvind Kejriwal will be India’s PM and that the people of India would reject a mass-murderer. Rashid insinuated that India’s democratically elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a mass-murderer.
The insinuation comes at a time when the results are predicting a comfortable majority to Narendra Modi. It is also pertinent to note that Shehla Rashid refuses to acknowledge the Supreme Court verdict that exonerated PM Modi in the Godhra riots case for which his detractors often attack him.
Ever since the exit polls forecast a landslide victory for PM Modi, panic has set among the opposition leaders who had started blaming EVM fraud to deflect from their defeat and avoid the accountability of the loss. In a bizarre rant yesterday Shehla Rashid asked intervention from United Nations and other International Bodies to intervene to investigate the imaginary EVM tampering.