Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has criticised actor Kangana Ranaut following her remarks equating Mumbai with Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. Uddhav Thackeray, without naming Kangana, said some people don’t have gratitude for the city where they earn their livelihood.
The chief minister said this in the Maharashtra Assembly while paying tribute to Shiv Sena MLA Anil Rathod. “Some people have gratitude towards the city where they live and earn their livelihood, but some don’t. Anil bhaiya was from Rajasthan, but he made Maharashtra his home. He was a hardcore Shiv Sainik,” he said.
Apart from Uddhav Thackeray, many other leaders have lambasted Kangana for her remark.
Congress launches attack on Ranaut
Congress too attacked Kangana Ranaut claiming that she was driving BJP’s political agenda in the garb of seeking justice for Sushant Singh Rajput.
Party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said: “To describe the business capital of the country as Pakistan occupied Kashmir is naive, incorrect, political opportunism and reprehensible which no reasonable person will accept. We reject such unfounded and politically motivated allegations being hurled through film actresses by BJP.”
Sanjay Raut attacks Kangana
While speaking to the media on Sunday, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut asked whether Kangana Ranaut had the courage to compare Ahmedabad to “mini Pakistan”.
The actor and the Shiv Sena leader have been locked in a bitter war of words. It started after Ranaut termed Mumbai unsafe post the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
“If that girl apologises to Mumbai and Maharashtra for calling Mumbai a ‘mini Pakistan’, then I will think about it. Does she have the courage to say the same about Ahmedabad?” the Sena MP had asked.
Kangana to get Y-Plus category security
Following the threats to actor Kangana Ranaut, the Centre is likely to provide her with Y-Plus category security. The development comes at a time when the actor is embroiled in a row over calling Mumbai as “POK”. The actor has openly spoken about the rampant drug use in the film industry following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
The actor will be protected by a personal security officer and 11 armed policemen including commandos.
Following the development, the ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ actor tweeted thanking Union home minister Amit Shah.
“This proves that a patriot’s voice cannot be crushed by. I am grateful to Amit Shah, if he wanted, he could have advised me to go to Mumbai after a few days but he respected a daughter of India, protected her pride and self-respect. Jai Hind,” she said.
The 33-year-old actor has faced sharp attacks from Maharashtra’s ruling Shiv Sena over her comments on the handling of the Sushant Singh Rajput case. In fact, she has been at the forefront of the “Justice for Sushant Singh Rajput” campaign after the actor was found dead in his Mumbai apartment on June 14.
Kangana claims BMC is going to demolish her property
The actor through her Twitter handle claimed that BMC officials forcefully entered her office in Khar (West). She claimed that her property is going to be demolished by the authorities on Tuesday. Ranaut claimed she has all the requisite permissions and BMC should send a structure plan to show the illegal construction with a notice.
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