Manish Tewari is an Indian politician, who was Union Minister of State (Independent charge), Minister of Information and Broadcasting and a Member of Parliament from Ludhiana. He is a lawyer by qualification and has practised in the Supreme Court of India as well as the Delhi High Court.
Ratan Sharda is a free lance columnist, author and editor. He also translates books in Hindi and English. He has written ‘Secrets of RSS’ which is in second edition and biography of Prof. Rajendra Singh in Hindi. He has edited, designed and translated around 16 books on various subjects ranging from management to cookery. He is a keen political observer and appears on TV channels in various debates and discussions. He is an ERP consultant by profession.
This time Manish Tewari made terrible comment on IPL Auction and he compared it with Slave trade. He said:
People on social media also slammed him:
While India is watching with bated breath the ongoing auctions of cricketers at the Indian Premier League (IPL), not many appear to be pleased with the idea of humans going under the hammer. One of them is Congress leader Manish Tiwari.
Tiwari, a former MoS Information and Broadcasting, expressed his view on the auction in a tweet posted on Saturday, 27 January.
In his tweet, the Congress leader asked if the auction of humans at the IPL is a good idea.
“Is an auction of human beings (read IPL Players) a good idea? Auction of humans used to take place in barbaric ages. Can’t there be a more dignified method of evaluating skill and talent?” he wrote.
He pointed out that humans were sold in auctions in the medieval ages and called for a better method of evaluating players.
While some of famous players have been sold for huge sums, the swashbuckling Chris Gayle and England Test team captain Joe Root remained unsold.
But England’s Ben Stokes was sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 12.5 crore.
Carlos Brathwaite went to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2 crore, Chris Woakes will play for RCB for Rs 7.40 crore, Manish Pandey will play for SRH for Rs 11 crore and Hashim Amla remained unsold.