Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday said Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has no right to stay in Mumbai if she feels unsafe. The comments came after Kangana’s tweets that the city felt like Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and compared the ruling coalition to the Taliban.
Deshmukh said it was not right for the actor to say things about the Mumbai police after the work done by them for the citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Mumbai and Maharashtra are secured by the police. If anyone feels unsafe about living in Mumbai or Maharashtra, they have no right to live here,” said Deshmukh said.
Kangana, who is in Himachal Pradesh, responded to Deshmuk saying, “I see many people are threatening me to not come back to Mumbai so I have now decided to travel to Mumbai this coming week on September 9.” “I will post the time when I land at the Mumbai airport, kisi ke baap mein himmat hai toh rok le (Stop me if you dare),” she tweeted.
Commenting on Deshmukh’s tirade she said the minister was making his own calls on her democratic rights- from POK to Taliban in one day.
Shiv Sena, Congress questions BJP on Kangana
Shiv Sena and the Congress in Maharashtra questioned BJP’s support to Kangana and her remarks equating Mumbai to Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut said the political party backing Kangana did not have the right to seek votes in Mumbai if it agreed with Kangana. Congress secretary and spokesperson Sachin Sawant alleged that Kangana’s Twitter account was managed by the IT-cell of the BJP.
He also called for an unconditional apology by Devendra Fadnavis and state BJP. Earlier Kangana had accused Raut of threatening her not to return to Mumbai if she had no faith in Mumbai Police.
“Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena leader, has given me an open threat and asked me not to come back to Mumbai after Aazadi graffitis in Mumbai streets and now open threats, why Mumbai is feeling like Pakistan occupied Kashmir?” Kangana tweeted.
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