Gujarat BJP Sunday demanded an apology from Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut for allegedly calling Ahmedabad a ‘mini Pakistan’. Party spokesperson Bharat Pandya issued a release condemning Raut’s alleged statement.
Raut is involved in a public argument with Hindi film actor Kangana Ranaut over the latter’s tweet in which she equated Mumbai with Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. In this connection, Raut had asked Ranaut if she had the courage to compare Ahmedabad to ‘mini Pakistan’.
“Sardar has strengthened the country by integrating 562 princely states. He succeeded in keeping Junagadh and Hyderabad within India through his political guts. His (Sardar’s) dream of integrating Kashmir in India by removing Article 370 from Kashmir has been fulfilled by Gujarat’s Narendrabhai Modi and Amitbhai Shah. And so, Gujarat’s contribution in the country’s unity and integrity must be remembered,” said Pandya in his statement.
Pandya said that Raut has targeted Ahmedabad with an intention to defame Gujarat. “He (Raut) should apologise to Gujarat, Ahmedabad and people of Ahmedabad.”
Kangana Ranaut on Sunday took to her Twitter handle to hit back at Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. In a video, she blamed the kind of mentality that Sanjay Raut had for the increasing number of crimes against women in India. She said, “You are a public servant and a minister and must be aware that in this country how many women are raped every hour.
How they are abused at work, disrespected and how their own husbands beat them up. And you know who is responsible for this? It is this mindset which is responsible for such treatment meted out to women, the same mindset you have presented in front of this country and the society. The women in this country will not forgive you as you have empowered those who victimise females.”
What do you think about this?