‘India Got Real Freedom In 2014’: Kangana’s Comment Kicks Up A Storm

New Delhi: Kangana Ranaut has kicked up another controversy.

The Bollywood actress, during an interaction at the Times Now Summit, said that Congress era was an extension of the British rule and India attained her real freedom in 2014, apparently referring to the BJP-led NDA winning the general elections and coming to power in the Centre that year.

Kangana added that what India got in 1947 was ‘bheek’ (alms).

“The British were aware that blood will flow but they decided whose blood will flow. It should not be their blood. And for that, they needed some people who could help them so that India blood flows but not theirs. These are the people who are labelled as liberals or the Congress. When you got conquered after a fight, how can you get independence as ‘bheekh’,” said the actress who can’t stay clear of controversies for too long.

Her latest comments have led to a chorus of dissent.

Aam Aadmi Party National executive chairman Preethi Menon has filed a complaint with Mumbai Police seeking an FIR against Kangana Ranaut for her seditious remarks.

BJP MP Varun Gandhi asked whether Kangana’s comments were madness or treason.

“Insulting the sacrifice of Mahatma Gandhi sometimes, respecting his killer sometimes, and now the disdain for the sacrifices of Mangal Pandey, Rani Laxmibai, Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and lakhs of freedom fighters. Should I call this thinking madness or treason?” Varun tweeted.

“It is an anti-national act and must be called out as such. To not do so would be a betrayal of all those who shed blood so that today we may stand tall and free as a nation,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.

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Describing Kangana as one of the ‘WhatsApp history fans’, Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said: “All the blood, sweat and balidan of our freedom fighters including Jhansi ki Rani dismissed to please the master.”

Congress leader Gaurav Pandhi was vocal as well.

“The RSS could never accept the fact that their British masters were forced to leave in 1947. Their slavery knew no bounds. No wonder they didn’t hoist the tricolour for half a century. The return of slavery in 2014 was their ‘independence’. Kangana Ranaut is just one of them,” he tweeted.

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