New Delhi, September 7
After a verbal slugfest between Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut, the Congress on Monday stated that it respects her proper to dissent however criticised her Mumbai-PoK remark.
The Congress is an alliance companion within the Maharashtra 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 stated at a press convention.
The Congress chief slammed Kangana for evaluating Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and stated 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 stated, describing the enterprise capital of India as PoK is “naive, incorrect and politically opportunistic, and reprehensible”. The occasion stated 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 in opposition to the Mumbai Police, Maharashtra, movie trade and associated points, that has induced a serious 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 pleasure of Maharashtra, made allegations of an ‘Islam-dominated’ Bollywood, moreover 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 identify, just about confirmed her the door.–IANS