The Maharashtra Congress right now took an aggressive stand in opposition to celebrities who had as soon as been important of the Central authorities over gas costs however are actually perceived to be mute despite the fact that the charges have solely shot up increased than ever earlier than. The state occasion chief has gone to the extent of threatening to cease the taking pictures of flicks involving stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar of they did not converse up now as they did earlier than.
The BJP, then again, has come out in assist of those very stars within the wake of the “menace” issued by the ruling occasion within the state.
“Rising gas costs has hit widespread folks’s houses. Throughout the Manmohan Singh authorities folks like Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar used to tweet (about gas costs). As we speak they’re silent,” Nana Patole, the state Congress chief mentioned. Do not they’ve the braveness to talk in opposition to “the dictatorial Modi authorities” he additional requested, earlier than meting out a menace.
“In Maharashtra, we won’t permit the taking pictures of movies involving Amitabh Bachchan or Akshay Kumar. Both you converse up in opposition to the anti-national insurance policies of the Narendra Modi authorities or we are going to cease your films’ taking pictures,” he mentioned.
T 753 -Petrol up Rs 7.5 : Pump attendent – ‘Kitne ka daloon ?’ ! Mumbaikar – ‘2-4 rupye ka automotive ke upar spray kar de bhai, jalana hai !!’
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 24, 2012
Coming to the celebrities’ rescue, state BJP chief Ram Kadam mentioned the Congress is threatening extremely gifted personalities.
“Is tweeting in favour of India against the law?” Mr Kadam requested in a video that in circulation on social media. “Some folks sitting overseas are tarnishing India’s picture and the Congress is supporting them.”
The BJP chief was alluding to the “toolkit” case that the Delhi police have filed alleging a world conspiracy to wreck India’s repute by channeling international give attention to the continuing farmers’ agitation.
The case was filed after a variety of worldwide celebrities equivalent to pop singer Rihanna, adult-movie actress Mia Khalifa, and inexperienced activist Greta Thunberg tweeted their assist for the farmers.
Shortly after, many Indian celebrities lie Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar had tweeted asking foreigners to not intrude in Indian politics. This, in flip, had sparked allegations of presidency strain on these stalwarts to parrot the federal government line on the problem.