I wanted to be evicted: 'Bigg Boss' contestant Aseem Trivedi

Friday, 2 November 2012 - 11:02pm IST Updated: Monday, 5 November 2012 - 10:24pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
Trivedi's eviction comes a day after suspected activists of Republican Party of India (RPI) pelted stones on the Colors channel office in suburban Andheri demanding his elimination.

Controversial cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has become the fourth contestant to be evicted from the Bigg Boss house this season.

Trivedi's eviction comes a day after suspected activists of the Republican Party of India (RPI) pelted stones on the Colors channel office in suburban Andheri demanding his elimination.

"I don't know whether that was the reason for my eviction. It doesn't matter, my work on the show was over. I wanted to come out," Trivedi said.

The party objected to Trivedi's participation saying the cartoonist had "hurt the sentiments" of Dalits with his cartoons that had "grossly insulted" the national emblem and other constitutional symbols.

"Whenever you set out to do some good work, there are people who raise objections. They [the RPI] have misunderstood me, but I have nothing against them. I am hoping at some point they will understand my cause," said Trivedi.

He was nominated alongside model Karishma Kotak, Gulab Gang leader Sampat Pal and hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani.

Trivedi said his motive behind entering the house was to propagate his anti-corruption campaign through the medium of television, and he had done that during his four-week stay.

"I discussed various issues inside the house with other housemates and I think I have made my point. That was the reason behind me taking up the show. I think I have done my job and it is time for me to resume my work outside."

Trivedi wants to start a school to teach the various tools of activism and empower common people. "A lot of work is to be done, this is only the beginning."

In the first week of September, the 26-year-old was charged with sedition for displaying cartoons that were described as against the national interest. The charges were dropped by the Maharashtra government recently after his arrest.

Correction, November 5, 2012: The copy has been re-edited to replace Navjot Singh Sidhu's name with Sapna Bhavnani in paragraph 6 and to rectify other errors.


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