On Monday, Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi wished Tehseen Poonawalla the best of luck and said she will catch him on air.She wrote on Twitter: “@tehseenp best wishes to you for #BigBoss , don’t remember when I last watched the show, but will sure try to catch it on air once you in the house!”
Who is Tehseen Poonawalla?Tehseen Poonawalla is a well-known activist and Congress supporter who is often shown on TV channels.Poonawalla arrived on the show saying contestants needed a leader like him. Earlier in 2018, he had a show on TV called Bhai vs Bhai where he would faceoff against his brother Shehzad. Shehzad was a member of the Congress party who quit citing nepotism and is now a vocal critic of the Gandhi family. Tehseen also is a vocal critic of the party but believes Rahul Gandhi is the right man to lead the Congress. In the past he has slammed the party and Rahul Gandhi’s close coterie for their ‘anti-national’ views.
He had written that both Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were nationalists and it would be impossible to imagine them ‘standing next to Kanhaiya Kumar’ as Rahul did during the JNU incident. He had also famously targeted Congress data chief Praveen Chakravarty and written after the 2019 election: “Well, the black swan just got fatter and is sitting on your head.
Where did this data come from? He said Maharashtra was the angriest state. Well, the Congress got wiped out from Maharashtra.” His take-no-prisoners approach should serve him well in the Bigg Boss house.
He had written about Rahul Gandhi’s aides: “In simple plain speak, the office of Rahul Gandhi (RG), as it’s often referred to, has juvenile, immature, and non-serious people who have no political understanding and are out of touch with realities. I often refer to them as a bunch of clowns, who bring entertainment to our lives, but beyond that have no contribution and are not taken seriously even in the political circles.” He has also been deeply critical of senior Congress leaders like Ajay Maken, Mani Shankar Aiyar and Jairam Ramesh, laying the blame of the party’s electoral reverses at their feet.
No matter what happens, one can be assured that Tehseen Poonawalla’s time inside the house will not be without incident, given his track record so far.