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Hafta 357: Munawar Faruqui quits comedy, Mamata Banerjee’s politics, Sidhu Moose Wala joins Congress

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This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Meghnad S are joined by multimedia artist Anurag Verma.

While discussing Munawar Faruqui’s decision to quit his stand-up comedy career, Anurag says, “The real question is of the majority’s expectations, it wasn’t about Munawar’s identity. But the real anger was because of the expectations they have from the identity.” The panel also talks about the cancellation of comedian Kunal Kamra’s shows and the backlash that Vir Das received after his ‘Two Indias’ monologue at Washington DC.

The discussion shifts to Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, her recent meetings with business personalities and Bollywood celebrities, and her “no UPA” comment. Speaking about Mamata’s leadership, Abhinandan says, “The only thing which keeps her from becoming Modi is the number of seats.”

The conversation also spans across the winter session of Parliament, as Meghnad discusses Sidhu Moose Wala joining the Congress.

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