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Bigg Boss: Salman Khan to throw Aseem Trivedi out?

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Mumbai, Nov 2: Activists intensified pressure on Colors TV to eliminate Aseem Trivedi from its reality show Bigg Boss 6 hosted by Bollywood actor Salman Khan. The channel's office at Andheri has been attacked on Thursday, Nov 1.

Suspected Republican Party of India (RPI) supporters pelted stones at the office of Colors TV channel in Mumbai. Namdev Chavan, Deputy Police Commissioner, informed that two assailants came on a motorbike and attacked Colors office on Thursday afternoon.

President of the RPI, Ramdas Athawale earlier had informed media that they had organised march to the Bigg Boss house in Lonavala on Oct 25 demanding eviction of Trivedi from the reality show. At least 5,000 people took part in the march.

Protesters claimed that Trivedi's induction in the Bigg Boss house has hurt many Indians as the cartoonist is believed to have insulted several constitutional symbols.

The president of the party also stated, "Following the assurance given by Colors TV , we have decided to put off our Oct 29 agitation against the reality TV show."

The reality show, which is aired on Colors TV, changed its rules and hence has decided to eliminate two of its contestants at a time. According to sources, Trivedi, who has already been nominated for this week, may be shown the door on Saturday, Nov 3. Now, it will be ineteresting to see whose name Salman will take for elimination on Saturday.

Aseem earlier was arrested over his disputed cartoons criticising the government and insulting national emblem and Parliament. He was booked under IPC Section 124 A for sedition, Section 66 A of IT Act and under National Emblem Act, 1971.

Later, he got bail and was released from jail. Trivedi's arrest ignited a nation-wide protest. Many celebrities criticised government's move of arresting the 25-year-old cartoonist. Now, with Bigg Boss' decision, Trivedi will once again taste the cruelty of politics. Maharashtra government later had dropped the sedition charge which it had earlier filed against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Friday, November 2, 2012, 13:33 [IST]
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