'India got real freedom in 2014, 1947 independence was 'bheekh', says Kangana Ranaut
Padma Shri awardee actress Kangana Ranaut has stirred a political storm with her statement on the Independence of India during a discussion with Navika Kumar on Times Now.
Mumbai: Padmashri awardee actress Kangana Ranaut has stirred a political storm with her statement on the Independence of India during a discussion with Navika Kumar on TimesNow.
In a conversation with Navika Kumar, Kangna said, "Independence in 1947 was a "bheekh" (alms) and real freedom came in 2014". Kangana, who was given the Padma Shri award by PM Modi's government this month, was understood to have been referring to the BJP coming to power in 2014.
Her remark has ignited passionate debate on social media platforms. Her 24-second clip has been doing rounds and also trending on Twitter.
AAP demanded that a case be registered against Kangana Ranaut for her remarks that India attained freedom in 2014 and what it got in 1947 was "alms". AAP leader Preeti Sharma Menon submitted an application to Mumbai Police requesting action on Kangana Ranaut for her seditious and inflammatory statements on Times Now, under sections 504, 505 and 124A.
BJP MP Varun Gandhi posted a short clip of Kangana's remarks at an event organised by Times Now in which she is heard saying in Hindi, "That was not freedom but bheekh, and the real freedom came in 2014."
कभी महात्मा गांधी जी के त्याग और तपस्या का अपमान, कभी उनके हत्यारे का सम्मान, और अब शहीद मंगल पाण्डेय से लेकर रानी लक्ष्मीबाई, भगत सिंह, चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद, नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस और लाखों स्वतंत्रता सेनानियों की कुर्बानियों का तिरस्कार।— Varun Gandhi (@varungandhi80) November 11, 2021
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