I see that I have 138,000 followers on my facebook page, with 19,000 joining this week. The number of followers joining each week is accelerating.
And this is despite my calling most of you idiots, which I genuinely believe. As I said repeatedly, I never seek publicity for myself, but I do seek publicity for my ideas, as I believe they are needed for the country's progress.
I call most of you idiots not to harm you or demoralize you but because I want you to cease being idiots and gullible people whom politicians and others can easily deceive. Indians are still mostly very backward people, full of casteism, communalism, and superstitions, who can be easily befooled by any charlatan in the shape of a politician, a 'baba', etc. I want the Indian masses to stop being stupid and backward, and instead become rational, scientific and enlightened.
I am not in a popularity contest, and I do not want your votes. Often I say things which make me very unpopular temporarily. e.g. my statements on Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose, Tagore, Allama Iqbal, Saiyyad Ahmed Khan, beef ban, burqa, etc. But I say this because I genuinely believe it has to be said in the country's interest, and I always give reasons in support of my views..
And though you may hate me temporarily on reading my comments, but after a few days of cool deliberation and discussion with others it is quite possible you will change your opinion and agree with me.
One thing I can assure you : I will never try to deceive you, and I will only say things which I genuinely believe to be true. Perhaps it is for this reason that my followers ( of all communities, lingual and ethnic groups and regions in India ) are increasing rapidly. People of India ( in which I include Pakistan and Bangladesh ) have been deceived and lied to and taken for a ride for so long that now they are looking for someone who will speak the truth.
Of course I joke a lot too, e.g. my comments about Katrina Kaif, Shazia Ilmi, etc, but I am sure you all understand