AAP leader Ashutosh's sobbing act on TV while talking to Gajendra Singh's daughter Megha during a live TV interview has not gone down well with social media users, who started a hastag on Twitter and ridiculed him for shedding "crocodile tears".
"I am your guilty, Megha. I could not prevent the death of your father... I hope you are able to forgive me for your father's death,"Ashutosh said during a live interview with Gajendra Singh's daughter on Aaj Tak, India Today reported.
Sounding apologetic for not being able to prevent Singh from hanging himself from a tree during a farmers' rally organised by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi on Wednesday, teary-eyed Ashutosh also said Gajendra Singh's death should not be "politicised."
"I didn't enter politics for this kind of blame game. I want to request Rajnath Singh, Ajay Maken and Sambit Patra to stop politicising the death of a farmer," Ashutosh said.
However, there seem to be no takers for his "drama" on live TV, as Twitter was soon flooded with tweets with the hashtag #AshuCries.
They lashed out at the former journalist and asked to stop shedding "crocodile tears", besides taking potshots at him.
Wasting air time on #ashucries , instead go live for 7 days from farms across the nation, show both bad & good! More to India than the drama
— chidanandVH (@ChiduVH) April 24, 2015
Crocodiles to hold Dharna against Ashutosh for shedding Crocodile tears that too being a snake...a black snake #ashucries
— TEAM INDIA (@tushar121212) April 24, 2015
— Mohit Khushlani (@being_Sarcast1c) April 24, 2015
— Pinky Rajpurohit (@Madrassan) April 24, 2015
Big Boss is not disappointed with the performance. #AshuCries Big boss is calling!
— Harshvardhan Patel (@harshvb) April 24, 2015
— Tejaswini (@tejsi12) April 24, 2015
— Charan Kumar (@iCherryy) April 24, 2015
— Ankit Gupta (@iankitg) April 24, 2015
— Wideawakegentile (@The_Indian_Goy) April 24, 2015