Chetan Bhagat after getting trolled in social media for his jibe at authors returning Sahitya Akademi award is now getting flak from intellectuals. Eminent author Rajesh Joshi who returned Sahitya Akademi citing growing intolerance in the country has reacted sharply to Chetan's jibes.
Speaking to a leading daily, Joshi accused Bhagat of being a BJP spokesperson. He also cast aspersions on Bhagat's literary abilities, branding him a 'pulp writer' and not a Vikram Seth or Salman Rushdie.
According to Joshi, Bhagat has defended the Modi government on 'indefensible' issues and questioned his stance on death of MM Kalburgi and Govind Pansare.