Maha Vikas Aghadi allies and a Gandhi kin on Friday slammed Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for her `actual freedom` comment and demanded that the Bharatiya Janata Occasion-led Central authorities arrest her and take again all state honours/awards given to her.
Leaders of the Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Occasion-Congress lashed out at Ranaut — who was not too long ago conferred the Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind — “for her obvious ignorance of historical past and details”.
Nice grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Tushar A. Gandhi mentioned that Kangana is “an agent of hate, intolerance and rabidity”, so it isn’t stunning she feels that India obtained her `actual freedom` in 2014 (when the BJP authorities got here to energy).
“Hatred, bigotry, sham patriotism and oppression had been liberated in India in 2014 and a really toxic and harsh ideology gained dominance, personified by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Tushar Gandhi mentioned with out mincing phrases.
Sena MP and Chief Spokesperson Sanjay Raut mentioned, “Kangana has insulted the nation which is celebrating the seventy fifth jubilee of Indian Independence this yr and should apologise to the entire nation”.
“She says that India`s freedom in 1947 was a `bheekh` (dole). So does she imply that every one the liberty fighters who’ve been honoured with the `Tamra Patra` and different awards are beggars? She has defamed and maligned the entire nation,” Raut mentioned.
NCP`s Nationwide Spokesperson and Minorities Affairs Minister Nawab Malik mentioned the actress could have been below the affect of narcotics when she made the feedback — referring to Kangana`s previous `confession` that she was a drug addict.
“Evidently Kangana Ranaut took a heavy dose of Malana Cream earlier than she spoke.. She ought to be instantly arrested,” Malik mentioned sarcastically, hinting on the actress` home-state Himachal Pradesh the place the drug (Malana Cream) is produced.
Condemning Kangana`s feedback, Congress Basic Secretary Sachin Sawant mentioned: “That is the BJP`s model of `Jhansi Ki Rani` who dares to slander the liberty wrestle and sacrifices of the martyrs by her `Azaadi bheek me mili hai` assertion now.”
“It`s a pity that such puppets are being nurtured by the BJP intentionally. These puppets will not be the actual culprits however their grasp is,” Sawant mentioned.
Different leaders like Kishore Tiwari, Atul Londhe-Patil, Krishna Hegde and extra have additionally attacked the actress for her remarks on a public discussion board and demanded a clarification from the BJP on her stand.
Tushar Gandhi added that since 2014, the purveyors of hate obtained official sanction to freely propagate their poisonous ideology.
“It’s not stunning that such statements had been made in a perform attended by the PM. In any case, immediately, the PMO has turn out to be the `fountain of hate` that flows abundantly in India,” he mentioned.
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