Union Minister Smriti Irani Slams Deepika Padukone For Visiting Students At JNU
Imran Asif Fazal |Jan 11, 2020, 3:21
Deepika Padukone in her previous interview had showed her support to Rahul Gandhi as a future Prime Minister of India.
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Actress Deepika Padukone visited Jawaharlal Nehru University Campus in New Delhi top show her solidarity towards students injured in the violence. Union Minister Smirit Irani took a jibe on Deepika Padukone for standing beside students of JNU. Earlier, Rangoli Chandel had slammed the actress for indulging into publicity stunt for her film Chhapaak. On Friday, Delhi Crime branch released names and photographs of people involved in the violence. On Sunday over 40-50 masked miscreants had entered JNU campus and assaulted students present inside. They allegedly assaulted Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) President Aishe Ghosh.
Smriti Irani was a former actress and has worked in popular television series Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi which aired on Star Plus. She moved on as as actress to a full time politician. She is an elected Member of Parliament from Congress stronghold Amethi. She defeated Rahul Gandhi with a huge margin at his home ground which itself is significant. During an interaction with audience at a media conclave, Smriti Irani taunted Deepika Padukone for visiting students at JNU. She claimed that the actress's political affiliation to Congress party was known back in 2011.
She further said that Deepika Padukone showed her support to people who celebrate death of Central Reserve Police Force jawan during clashes with anti-national elements.
She also said that Deepika Padukone has her right to stand beside people who will beat up other girls. She had her right to stand behind people who say Bharat tere tukde tukde honge. Earlier, Deepika Padukone in her interview had backed Rahul Gandhi for Prime Minister. This video clip has been shared by netizens all over the internet and are criticizing Padukone for openly supporting the Congress party.
Rangoli Chandel had slammed Padukone by claiming that the actress does not have any true feelings for people injured in the clashes. But she was in the National capital to promote her film Chhapaak. However, neither Padukone nor her public relations team came out with a statement about the entire fiasco. Chandel further had said that Padukone has interests only in minting money and not in showing solidarity to students.