Madhya Pradesh BJP leader launches scathing attack on Deepika Padukone’s visit to JNU
10, Jan 2020, 11:33 AM
Harda (MP): In a veiled attack on actor Deepika Padukone for visiting Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Madhya Pradesh Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Gopal Bhargava on Thursday said that "heroines should be in Mumbai and dance".
In reply to a question on Deepika's visit to JNU, the BJP leader said, "Heroine should dance in Mumbai. Why should she go to JNU? I do not know. There are many people like her. If they want to do politics, then you should enter politics and contest elections." Bhargava also referred to former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar who lost the Lok Sabha election to Union minister Giriraj Singh in Bihar's Begusarai.
"Many have fought elections as well. He contested from Begusarai and came at third place," he said.
Meanwhile, another BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh, Siddhartha Nach Singh said, "In a democracy, everyone has the right to protest, right to freedom of expression. But there seems to be a movie of hers coming up and look like a promotional stunt."
Deepika Padukone's upcoming film "Chhapaak" which is based on an acid attack survivor, released on January 10. On January 7, the actor joined the protest at JNU after a masked mob entered the varsity campus and attacked the students and teachers with sticks and rods.