After famous stand-up comedians Kunal Kamra and Munawar Faruqui were denied permission for their shows in Bengaluru, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday invited these two artists to organize their comedy shows in Bhopal, BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh. He said that both the comedians should do a show in Bhopal and he will arrange to organize their show.
Former Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijay Singh wrote in his tweet, “I will organise a show for you Kunal and Munawar in Bhopal. All responsibility will be mine. Only condition is that the subject of comedy will be Digvijaya Singh. Sanghis (RSS cadre) should not object to this!! Don’t be afraid!! Give the date and time as per your convenience. All your conditions are accepted.”
Along with this tweet, Rajya Sabha member Digvijay Singh has also shared a news article related to Kunal Kamra. In an interview given to BBC Hindi, Kunal Kamra told how the Bangalore administration did not allow him to do the show due to threats from Hindutva organizations.
Kamra thanked Singh for the invitation. “Checking if we have life insurance and getting back to you ASAP [as soon as possible],” he tweeted in response.
Recently, the Bangalore Police canceled the show of Faruqui and Kamra following fears of breach of peace and violation of communal harmony.
Let us tell you that in January this year, the son of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA had lodged a police complaint against Faruqui accusing him of hurting religious sentiments during an event, after which Faruqui was arrested in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. He was in jail for a month.