Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh Varun Gandhi slammed controversial actress Kangana Ranaut on Thursday for her reported remarks that India attained freedom in 2014 and what it got in 1947 was “alms”, and said it is an anti-national act and must be called out as such.
In fact, in the program of Times Now, Kangana Ranaut made a controversial statement saying that “The freedom we got in 1947 was not freedom, it was ‘Bheekh’ (alms). The true freedom we got in 2014.” After this statement of Kangana, she is being roasted on social media.
From actress Swara Bhaskar to former IAS officer Surya Pratap Singh and many senior Congress leaders, Kangana Ranaut has been targeting her for her controversial statement. Meanwhile, BJP MP Varun Gandhi has also made a big attack on Kangana regarding these statements.
Sharing the video, Varun Gandhi wrote in his tweet, “Insulting the sacrifice of Mahatma Gandhi sometimes, respecting his killer sometimes, 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 call this thinking madness or treason?”
The ‘Manikarnika’ actor, known for provocative and often inflammatory statements, was once again the centre of debate, and ire, with politicians across the spectrum among the host of social media users and others who reacted with outrage for her comments at an event on Wednesday evening.
Not only Varun Gandhi but senior Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa has also reacted to Kangana’s statement. Manjinder Singh Sirsa tweeted, “How can an artist who played the role of Manikarnika can say the freedom we got is ‘Bheekh’!!! It is the mental bankruptcy of Kangana Ranaut to say our freedom is ‘Bheekh’ which got after lakhs of martyrs.