"Arrest Kangana Ranaut, Withdraw Padma Shri": Opposition Amid 'Azadi' Row

"Arrest Kangana Ranaut, Withdraw Padma Shri": Opposition Amid 'Azadi' Row

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November 12, 2021

Actor Kangana Ranaut's Padma Shri should be withdrawn and she should be charged with sedition, several political parties have said in a snowballing controversy over her comment that India won true independence in 2014 - when Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power - and the 1947 Independence was "bheekh" or charity.

New Delhi, 12 November 2021

As per news report of NDTV, "The Padma Award given to Ms. Ranaut should be withdrawn immediately. Before giving such awards, mental psychological evaluation should be done so that in future such persons do not disrespect the nation and its heroes," Anand Sharma, Congress leader, said on Twitter, tagging President Ram Nath Kovind. Calling Kangana Ranaut's comments shameful and shocking, Mr Sharma accused her of insulting Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Valabhbhai Patel, besides belittling the sacrifices of freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh and Chandrashekhar Azad.

Source - NDTV

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