HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The National Executive Chairman of AAP, Preethi Menon has filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police seeking an FIR against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut
  • Ranaut’s comment on the freedom movement has stirred a row as she said Congress is an extension of British rule
  • BJP MP Varun Gandhi took strong exception to the comment and asked whether it is madness or treason

Today, the National Executive Chairman of the Aam Aadmi Party, Preethi Menon has filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police seeking an FIR against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for her seditious remarks at a conclave where she was a guest speaker.

Reportedly, Ranaut’s comment on the freedom movement has stirred a row as she said Congress is an extension of British rule. Referring to the BJP coming to power in 2014, she added that India achieved her ‘real freedom’ in 2014. “What India got in 1947 was ‘bheek’ (alms), the actor said,” she said.

Kangana’s controversial remarks come when she visited the Andaman, Nicobar islands for her upcoming movie Tejas. The actor said history has been distorted by omitting many parts and depriving many heroes of their due credit.

Responding to Kangana’s remark, Congress’s Gaurav Pandhi commented that the RSS could never accept the fact that their British masters were forced to leave in 1947. “Their slavery knew no bounds. No wonder they didn’t hoist the tricolor for half a century. The return of slavery in 2014 was their ‘independence’. Kangana Ranaut is just one of them,” Pandhi tweeted.

Meanwhile, BJP MP Varun Gandhi took strong exception to the comment and asked whether it is madness or treason. “Insulting the sacrifice of Mahatma Gandhi sometimes, respecting his killer sometimes, and now the disdain for the sacrifices of Mangal Pandey, Rani Laxmibai, Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and lakhs of freedom fighters. Should I call this thinking madness or treason?” Gandhi tweeted.

On the other hand, leaders of other parties including Priyanka Chaturvedi from Shiv Sena was also angry after hearing Kangana’s remark. Priyanka termed Kangana as ‘one of the WhatsApp history fans’. “All the blood, sweat, and balidan of our freedom fighters including Jhansi ki Rani dismissed to please the master,” the Shiv Sena leader added.

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