New Delhi, September 7
After a verbal slugfest between Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut, the Congress on Monday mentioned that it respects her proper to dissent however criticised her Mumbai-PoK remark.
The Congress is an alliance accomplice within the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities in Maharashtra, together with the Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party.
“Unlike Modi ji and the BJP, I will defend the right to dissent of the biggest critic of mine — that is the principle of the Congress and of the alliance partners in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena and the NCP,” Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala mentioned at a press convention.
The Congress chief slammed Kangana for evaluating Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and mentioned that it’s “politically motivated”.
“Despite a particular film actress carrying on the agenda of Modi ji and the BJP, she will be given adequate protection,” added Surjewala.
But, the Congress chief mentioned, describing the enterprise capital of India as PoK is “naive, incorrect and politically opportunistic, and reprehensible”. The social gathering mentioned it rejected such allegations and politically motivated statements.
The Congress additionally slammed the media for turning their eyes away from the crises of coronavirus, unemployment within the nation and floods in Bihar and different locations.
Kangana had courted controversy with a collection of feedback towards the Mumbai Police, Maharashtra, movie business and associated points, that has prompted a significant political row within the state.
As the controversy snowballed, Kangana dragged within the Palghar lynching incident, labelled Mumbai as “addicted to blood”, dared the Maratha satisfaction of Maharashtra, made allegations of an ‘Islam-dominated’ Bollywood, in addition to evaluating Mumbai to PoK.
Shiv Sena activists reacted with protests, burning her effigy and footage in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Pune, Aurangabad, Nashik and different cities.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh (NCP) “strongly condemned” Kangana’s statements, and with out taking her title, just about confirmed her the door.–IANS