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Kangana Ranaut's Padma Award Should Be Immediately Withdrawn: Congress

Kangana Ranaut's Padma Award Should Be Immediately Withdrawn: Congress

The Congress has known as Kangana Ranaut’s feedback “treason”.

New Delhi:

Actor Kangana Ranaut’s Padma Shri must be “withdrawn instantly”, former Union Minister Anand Sharma has mentioned in a snowballing controversy over her remark that India gained true independence in 2014 – when Prime Minister Narendra Modi got here to energy – and the 1947 Independence was “bheekh” or charity.

“The Padma Award given to Ms. Ranaut must be withdrawn instantly. Earlier than giving such awards, psychological psychological analysis must be carried out in order that in future such individuals don’t disrespect the nation and its heroes,” Anand Sharma, Congress chief, mentioned on Twitter, tagging President Ram Nath Kovind.

Calling Kangana Ranaut’s feedback shameful and surprising, Mr Sharma accused her of insulting Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Valabhbhai Patel, apart from belittling the sacrifices of freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh and Chandrashekhar Azad.

The Congress has known as the feedback “treason”. A number of leaders of the social gathering have mentioned she should apologise to the nation and he or she have to be stripped of the highest civilian honour.

Many events have slammed Kangana Ranaut’s remarks at an occasion organised by tv channel Instances Now. “That was not freedom however ‘bheekh’, actual freedom got here in 2014,” she is heard saying on Independence in 1947.

Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik of the Nationalist Congress Celebration (NCP) mentioned, “Seems like Kangana Ranaut took a heavy dose of Malana Cream (a specific number of cannabis from her dwelling state of Himachal Pradesh) earlier than making such a press release.”

The 34-year-old actor, who acquired the Padma Shri earlier this week and has gained nationwide awards prior to now, has all the time been vocal about her help for the ruling BJP and has been recognized to voice her political stand with out tempering it.

Yesterday, her feedback have been denounced by BJP MP Varun Gandhi, who has in current weeks provided views which might be divergent from his personal social gathering.

“Insulting the sacrifice of Mahatma Gandhi generally, praising his killer (Nathuram Godse) generally, 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 name this pondering insanity or treason?” – Varun Gandhi tweeted.

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP) has requested the Mumbai Police to register a case in opposition to the actor. AAP chief Preeti Sharma Menon says what she mentioned is “seditious and inflammatory”.

A Shiv Sena chief, Neelam Gorhe, additionally says the actor should face a sedition case.

Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik additionally added to the refrain. “We strongly condemn actress Kangana Ranaut’s assertion. She insulted freedom fighters. The Centre should take again the Padma Shri from Kangana Ranaut and arrest her,” mentioned the Nationalist Congress Celebration (NCP) chief.


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