Vivek Kaul wrote on his Facebook wall: There used to be a Sushasan Babu (one of the several names Bihar CM Nitish Kumar goes by). Reliable sources have revealed that a ghazal by Bashir Badr had have great influence on his life. Some couplets of the ghazal go like this:
Musafir ke raste badalte rahe
Muqaddar mein chalna tha chalte rahe
The traveller kept changing his pathways
He was destined to travel, he kept travelling
Mohabbat, adavat, wafa, berukhi
Kiraye ke ghar they badalte rahey
Love, animosity, loyality, apathy
These were rented houses, he kept changing
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav tweeted the opening lines of a famous song from the 1965 movie Jab Jab Phool Khile. The song talks about a person who, in spite of resisting feelings for a certain person, ends up falling in love with the same person.
Senior journalist Om Thanvi tweeted out a couplet from a ghazal by Prof Waseem Barelvi. The couplet says that only such a person can survive in current times who knows the art of switching sides.
In another tweet, he posted a couplet by Dr Bashir Badr:
Kuchh to majbooriyan rahi hongi
Yun koi bewafa nahin hota
(There must have been some compulsions
No one becomes disloyal without any reason)
Sudhir Panwar in response to the tweet wrote a line from a famous song written by Sahir: Chalo ek baar phir se ajnabi ban jaye hum dono from 1963 movie Gumrah.
Salman Anees Soz tweeted out sarcastically how ‘BJP facilitated triple talaq and married the guy.’
Journalist Anjana Om Kashyap had this to say:
The dramatic political developments have also inspired many jokes.