New Delhi: Actress Deepika Padukone’s visit to JNU sparked controversy with BJP criticizing the actress’s action for her support to the injured in the mob violence.
Reacting to BJP functionaries calling out to boycott Padukone’s upcoming movie ‘Chhapaak’, Opposition party Congress took a jibe at the ruling party on Wednesday and asked if the actress should have visited RSS headquarters in Nagpur instead of JNU, News18 reports.
Deepika Padukone visited the JNU on Tuesday to express solidarity with the students who were attacked by a mob.
“The ruling party has reduced (itself) to indulging in petty social media polls, faking videos. Should she (Deepika Padukone) go to Nagpur, the Sangh headquarters, to promote her movie? What do they want this country to be?” Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said reacting to BJP’s comment.
The Congress also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to “stop crushing” India’s soul after BJP leaders gave a call to boycott Padukone’s film ‘Chhapaak’ in the wake of her visit to JNU.
Khera said the government is filing FIRs against students and youth instead of hearing them out.
“If someone is showing concern to the protesting youth, you raise questions on him/her,” he said, alleging the ruling BJP claims it is the world’s largest party but it has a “small heart”.
“If there is unrest across universities, we expect the Prime Minister to go there, we expect the Home Minister, the senior leader of the BJP to go and listen to the youth of this country, whichever campus we are talking about,” he said referring to protests on various campuses.