BB: We decided to stay patient while interviewing Ravish Kumar but he’s not ready to co-operate. After questioning him for half-an-hour, he has not agreed with me even once. But we will not lose hope. Ravish: You didn’t ask me about my purse, eating habits, etc. Ask me some difficult questions like these. BB: Certainly! We’re gonna ask very tough questions now. Ravish: Ask me something like what’s my favorite fruit? How many hours do I sleep? BB: So how many hours do you sleep then? Ravish: I sleep as long as a healthy man should. BB: If you think about your country, you would sleep less and work more. Now we’re going to ask Ravish Kumar some rapid-fire questions. In this round, we’ll throw 25 words at Ravish, and he has to respond instantly. We won’t allow him to think even for a second. And the answers should be short, one-word or one line maximum. So let’s start! What does Ravish think about… Anti-national? Ravish: These are meaningless topics brought to distract us from real issues. BB: Prime-time news? Ravish: People should not watch news channels. BB: Article 370? Ravish: This is also brought up to distract people. BB: Isn’t it a masterstroke? Ravish: No. BB: Rahul Gandhi? Ravish: He’s gone for renunciation. BB: WhatsApp University? Ravish: This is the only university today. Everybody is graduating from here. BB: EVM? Ravish: People operating it are not fair. BB: Nehru? Ravish: He has been a good leader and also committed some mistakes but he is not a criminal. BB: RTI? Ravish: It’s practically dead now. BB: Government? Ravish: Government is supposed to listen to us, cater our needs and certainly not frighten us. BB: Are you scared? Ravish: I am not scared. Although, the government is trying its best. BB: Constitution? Ravish: It is our identity. There should be nothing above it. BB: Asking questions? Ravish: It’s the most important thing. BB: Narendra Modi. Ravish: He’s our Prime Minister. BB: Threat? Ravish: I am not scared of threats but what’s more important is to not threaten anybody. BB: Religion? Ravish: It is a matter of faith, many people believe in it. It’s not a rapid-fire question. BB: Cow vigilantes? Ravish: These are scary people. They don’t protect cows. BB: Khan market gang? Ravish: This is pure nonsense. Politicians bring such narratives to stay in headlines. BB: Development? Ravish: 70% bogus. BB: So you agree, there has been 30% development? Ravish: Yes, we can consider that but it is still 70% bogus. BB: Independent media? Ravish: It doesn’t exist in our country. BB: Demonetisation. Ravish: Bogus idea. BB: Economic crisis? Ravish: It is the only reality today. BB: Statue of Unity? Ravish: Sardar Patel, himself, wouldn’t have liked 3,000 crores to be spent on his statue. He would’ve rather liked this money to be spent on education. People are taking it as competition now. More expensive statues are to be built now which is not right. BB: Arvind Kejriwal? Ravish: Chief minister of Delhi. BB: Congress party? Ravish: It is in a very bad shape today. BB: Paid news? Ravish: It is a harsh reality and it is not just paid through money; one is being accommodated in power, given access, protection, etc. BB: Fascism? Ravish: I don’t define today’s crisis with old terms. History does repeat itself, but what’s happening today is unseen and inimaginable but democracy is in danger for sure. BB: So have you lost hope? Ravish: No. I am saying what I’m witnessing; it doesn’t mean I am hopeless. I am full of hope for our nation. BB: Very well said. Ravish: Don’t you worry, you’ll also change and everything shall be okay. BB: Thank you Ravish for joining us.