Singer Shaan Tries to Defend CAA on Twitter After the Bollywood Dinner Meet With Union Minister Piyush Goyal; Gets Trolled in the Process (Read Tweets)
Shaan Clicked Suring the CAA Meet with Piyush Goyal (Photo Credits: Twitter)

On Sunday, January 5, 2020, the Narendra Modi government, through Union Minister Piyush Goyal, held a special dinner meet with select Bollywood celebs to discuss and clarify on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). This was done with the intention so that these celebs could then propagate the discussions among their followers, and thereby increase the confidence of the public in the act. However, thanks to an investigative article in Huffington Post, the details of the dinner meet got leaked before it happened, and it created a huge outrage. BJP-Bollywood CAA Meet: Protesters Gather Outside Hotel Grand Hyatt in Mumbai; Prasoon Joshi, Urvashi Rautela Among Other Celebs Present For Dinner Meet.

Following which, some of the A-list celebs who reportedly got the invite, like Karan Johar and Vicky Kaushal, gave the meetup a wide berth. The meet did happen and celebs like singer Shaan, producer Bhushan Kumar, directors Rajkumar Santoshi, Rahul Rawail, Kunal Kohli, actors Ranvir Shorey, Urvashi Rautela and others were part of the discussion. While most of these celebs haven't yet started speaking on what they discussed, Shaan took to Twitter to discuss CAA with his followers. BJP-Bollywood CAA Meet: Ranvir Shorey Reveals What Was Discussed at the Dinner Hosted by Narendra Modi Govt.

Needless to say, it didn't go very well. So here's what happened.

It all began when Shaan tweeted his gratitude to Piyush Goyal for 'clear'ing their doubts and confusion about CAA, responding to a tweet from BJP leader Tarun Rathi.

When a Twitter user asked him why they should support CAA, Shaan agreed to clear any confusion they had about the act.

However, Shaan ended up mostly arguing on the need to link CAA with National Register of Citizens (NRC).

He felt offended when a Twitter user pointed out that he and his fellow invitees were having dinner with 'monstrous oppressors' when the country was 'burning.

He did try to answer a couple of questions, but they felt like propaganda machinery than clear-cut answers.

Finally, he got tired and ended the Q&A with an emotion, equivalent of throwing your hands up in the air in frustration.

Shaan's attempts to explain CAA didn't go down very well with the Twitterati, especially his refusal to see the 'chronology' in CAA and NRC. Many of them questioned him why Amit Shah was linking the two in his rallies, while others joked that he is merely throwing up what he had for the controversial dinner.

Check out some of the Twitter Reactions to his tweets.

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After missed call campaigns disguised as sex chat numbers and Bollywood dinners, we wonder what's the next move of the government to gain support for the CAA act. As for Shaan, he is quite living up to the 3 Idiots song that he popular sang, "Bhaiyya, Aal Izz Well!"