Vivek Oberoi lashes out at West Bengal chief minister calling her a dictator, a day after his movie’s producer Sandip Ssingh tweeted calling her the ‘female Dawood of Bengal’. The actor tweeted in support of BJP Youth wing leader Priyanka Sharma and BJP's Delhi unit leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, who was detained last night.
Mumbai: After producer Sandip Ssingh yesterday, PM Narendra Modi actor Vivek Oberoi has lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urging her to stop behaving like Saddam Hussain. The actor tweeted in support of BJP Youth wing leader Priyanka Sharma and BJP's Delhi unit leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, who was detained last night.
Calling Mamata Banerjee a ‘dictator’, the ‘PM Narendra Modi’ actor tweeted, “democracy is under threat and in danger by Dictator Didi herself.” Interestingly, his tweet came as a reply to a news headline which reads, ‘Democracy under threat, opposition should work together: Mamata Banerjee.’
I can’t understand why a respected lady like Didi is behaving like Saddam Hussain! Ironically, democracy is under threat and in danger by Dictator Didi herself. First #PriyankaSharma & now #TajinderBagga. यह दीदीगिरी नही चलेगी ! #SaveBengalSaveDemocracy #FreeTajinderBagga pic.twitter.com/oRq596aljH— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) May 15, 2019
Oberoi’s tweet comes the morning after Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga was detained by Kolkata police around 3 am reportedly in connection with the Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar statue vandalising incident which happened in Kolkata yesterday. As per our sources, Bagga has been released later in the day. The actor extended his support to Bagga as well as BJP Youth wing leader Priyanka Sharma, who was arrested and later released for circulating a meme of Mamata Banerjee.
Vivek Oberoi’s Twitter attack on the West Bengal CM comes a day after his movie’s producer Sandip Ssingh tweeted against Banerjee. On Tuesday, Sandip took to Twitter to call out at the CM. Tagging Mamata Banerjee’s official Twitter handle, he wrote, “Is freedom of speech too much to ask for in your state?” and urged her to “stop being the Female Dawood of Bengal.” Sandeep also expressed his support for Priyanka Sharma.
Vivek Oberoi’s latest flick PM Narendra Modi is all set to hit theatres on May 24.
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