‘BJP doesn’t support Kangana’s remarks, but it’s govt’s duty to protect her’: Fadnavis backs Centre’s move

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'BJP doesn't support Kangana's remarks
'BJP doesn't support Kangana's remarks

The actress has been given Y-plus category security by the Union Home ministry after she spoke about drug use in Bollywood, following the death of fellow actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Mumbai: Senior BJP leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday backed the Central government over its decision to provide security cover to Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut saying that it’s government’s responsibility to protect her.

However, Fadnavids stressed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) doesn’t support Ranaut’s comments in which the actress had likened Mumbai to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). She had made a wrong statement, but it is the responsibility of the government to protect her in the land of law, he said.

While addressing the media outside Vidhan Bhavan here, the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly said, “If someone says something wrong, if their thinking is wrong, we can object. But it’s the responsibility of state government and those holding constitutional posts to protect their life and property. If it doesn’t happen, we’ll become a banana republic.”

He said even terrorists have to be provided security in the land of law to see they are not attacked, whereas Ranaut is still an artist. 

“There will be no rule of law. If you don’t like someone’s opinion then take legal action against them but it is the responsibility of those who have taken the oath of the constitution to protect them. I think what centre did is right,” the senior BJP leader added.

The actress has been given Y-plus category security by the Union Home ministry after she spoke about drug use in Bollywood, following the death of fellow actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

‘Centre providing security to Kangana surprising’

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has expressed surprise over the Centre’s decision to provide the security to Ranaut, who he said, had “insulted” Mumbai and Maharashtra.

“The Centre’s move to provide security to people who insult Mumbai and Maharashtra is surprising and also sad. He said. “This state belongs to all people, including the BJP. Kangana Ranaut comments should be condemned by all.”

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