Yet another day and yet another Kangana Ranaut controversy to talk about and mark upon. The actor, who continues to be outspoken and even unabashed about her views and comments on multiple issues and sometimes that affects the topic in concern.
After recent remarks on PM Modi's decision on removing farmer laws, her remarks on freedom, it was one word in the latter that caused the maximum uproar. Ranaut mentioned that the freedom India got in 1947 was 'bheekh' (alms). Now, a petition has been filed seeking legal action in Agra.
The court of chief judicial magistrate is expected to hear the petitioner Ramashankar Sharma on December 15, but according to the latest reports, the lawyer is already facing flack from political groups. It has been reported that Sharma has been slammed for mentioning the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his petition against Ranaut.
The petitioner allegedly named the PM for the "inaction" on the part of the central government to correct Ranaut for her statement.
According to reports on IndiaToday.com Sharma, the president of Agra's Rajiv Gandhi Bar Association moved the court on November 23 claiming that Ranaut ridiculed freedom fighters and Mahatma Gandhi's principle of non-violence. He also named BJP leader Pragya Thakur in his petition alleging that she insulted Mahatma Gandhi and sought against her.
In the report, Vijay Upadhyay claimed that it was not "appropriate" to name the prime minister in a petition filed in the court. He said, "The statement made by Kangana Ranaut could, in fact, be called an insult to the freedom fighters. To file a case against Kangana is understandable, but it is the duty of every Indian to respect the dignity of the post of prime minister."
Hindustan Biradari vice-chairman Vishal Sharma claimed that the petitioner was trying to highlight his case by naming the PM in his petition.
However, Congress leader Shabbir Abbas defended the petitioner saying, that Kangana's 'ignorant talk' was an insult to freedom fighters and Mahatma Gandhi. "The step taken by advocate Ramashankar is right."