Maharashtra CM Thackeray takes jibe at Kangana over Mumbai remarks

Minister calls security to Kangana politically motivated

Maharashtra CM Thackeray takes jibe at Kangana over Mumbai remarks

Kangana Ranaut. File photo

Mumbai, September 7

In an apparent jibe at Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut over her “Mumbai feels like PoK” comments, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said some people don’t have gratitude for the city where they earn their livelihood.

Meanwhile, a Maharashtra minister termed as politically motivated the Centre’s decision to provide Y-Plus category security to Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut.

Kangana has been provided with Y-plus category security after she spoke about drug use in Bollywood, following the death of fellow actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Wadettiwar said the Centre’s decision was a “politically motivated move” and accused Kangana of being the BJP’s “parrot”.

“By giving security to Kangana, the Centre and the BJP have endorsed her comments against Mumbai Police and Maharashtra. This is betrayal of the people of the state,” he said.

BJP leader Ram Kadam recently asked the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government to provide police protection to Kangana since “she wanted to expose the Bollywood drug nexus”.

Responding to Kadam’s tweet, the actor said she feared Mumbai Police more than the “movie mafia”, and would prefer security either from Himachal Pradesh or the Centre.

Ranaut is in the eye of the storm over her recent remarks on Mumbai and its police. “Why is Mumbai feeling like Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir?” Ranaut had tweeted, inviting criticism from various quarters.

She would require security from Haryana or Himachal Pradesh Police and would not accept protection from the Mumbai Police to expose an alleged “drug mafia in Bollywood”, the award-winning actor had said.

Speaking in the legislative assembly on the condolence motion, Thackeray, without taking any names, said, “Some people have gratitude towards the city where they live and earn their livelihood, but some don’t.”

The comments came when he was paying tributes to Anil Rathod, a former Shiv Sena MLA and minister who died recently.

“Anil bhaiyya came from Rajasthan and made Maharashtra his home. He was a hardcore Shiv sainik,” Thackeray said. PTI

Tribune Shorts


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