- Actress Kangana Ranaut gave a statement at Times Now Summit 2021
- Freedom given in 1947 was begging, actually got it in 2014: Kangana
- Many leaders of opposition parties criticized Kangana’s statement
- AAP and Shiv Sena said – sedition case should be registered against Kangana
Actress Kangana Ranaut has come under fire for her remark that the 1947 independence was ‘beggar’. Many opposition parties including Congress, Shiv Sena, Aam Aadmi Party have termed his statement as ‘sedition’. Shiv Sena and AAP have said that a sedition case should be registered against Kangana. Many leaders have also demanded to withdraw the Padma Shri award given to Kangana recently. BJP MP Varun Gandhi himself said on Kangana’s statement that ‘should I call this thinking madness or sedition?’
Kangana’s statement ‘sedition’, Padma Shri should be withdrawn: Congress
The Congress took a jibe at the Congress, saying it was ‘sedition’ and for this the Padma Shri award should be withdrawn from Kangana. Congress spokesperson Gaurav Vallabh said, “I demand that Kangana Ranaut should apologize to all the countrymen for her statement because our freedom movement and freedom fighters have been insulted.”
The Government of India should withdraw the Padma Shri award from a woman who has insulted Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Subhash Chandra Bose, Pandit Nehru, Sardar Bhagat Singh. Giving Padma Shri to such people means that the government is promoting such people.
Gaurav Vallabh, Congress Spokesperson
Vallabh alleged that Kangana’s statement was ‘sedition’. Congress spokesperson Supriya Srinet also hit out at Kangana and said her statement was an insult to lakhs of people who sacrificed their lives for the country’s independence. “Every Indian citizen will oppose what Kangana has said,” he insisted.
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Sedition case should be filed against Kangana: Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe said that Kangana Ranaut should be booked for sedition and her Padma Shri award should also be withdrawn. Gorhe, the vice-chairman of the Maharashtra Legislative Council, said in a release that the actress has made a very ‘irresponsible, baseless and unhistoric’ statement. He also insulted all the former Prime Ministers including the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The Shiv Sena leader said, “He should be prosecuted for sedition for his comments.” His Padma award should also be withdrawn.
AAP told Mumbai Police, file a case against Kangana
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police urging that a case be registered against Kangana Ranaut for her ‘seditious’ remarks. AAP’s national executive member Preeti Sharma Menon has termed the actress’ remarks as “seditious and provocative”. In a tweet, Menon said the AAP strongly condemns Ranaut’s derogatory statement – claiming that India’s independence of 1947 was “begged” and not a real freedom. In another tweet, Menon said he has given a complaint to the Mumbai Police urging that action be taken against Ranaut under sections 124A, 504, and 505 of the Indian Penal Code for his “seditious and provocative” remarks.
Take back Padma Shri award from Kangana Ranaut: Manjhi
Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday requested President Ram Nath Kovind to withdraw the Padma Shri award given to Kangana Ranaut. Manjhi tweeted, “The President should withdraw Kangana Ranaut’s Padma Shri award or make the whole world understand that Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Bhagat Singh, Sardar Patel, Syama Prasad Mookerjee and others have Begged for freedom, which was given by the British Empire. Shame on Kangana.
What did Varun Gandhi say?
BJP MP from Pilibhit Varun Gandhi also shared a video of Ranaut’s statement on his Twitter handle. Varun said, “It is an anti-national act and that is what it should be called. Not saying this would be a betrayal of those who shed their blood and today we can stand firm and free as a country. He said that people can never forget the innumerable sacrifices of our freedom movement in which lakhs of lives were lost and many families were destroyed. He said that humiliating these martyrs in this shameful manner cannot be termed as mere reckless or senseless statement.
Actress Kangana Ranaut has been honored with Padma Shri.