Sanjay Raut called out for Ahmedabad mini-Pakistan remark, must apologize: BJP
By Ankita Mohanty
The BJP on Sunday demanded a public apology from Sena leader Sanjay Raut for maligning the good name of Ahmedabad during the debacle between him and Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut.
Raut and Ranaut have been engaged in a public battle, which started when Kangana called Mumbai unsafe after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Kangana tagged a September 1 news report where Raut was seen asking the actress to never return to Mumbai if she had no faith in the city police. The issue took a grave turn when Raut openly asked Ranaut if she dared to call Ahmedabad a mini-Pakistan. It is at this point, Gujrat BJP spokesperson Bharat Pandya interrupted and demanded an apology for the people of Gujrat and Ahmedabad.
Pandya said that Sena should stop defaming Gujrat at any chance they get. He believes Sena is targeting Gujarat, Gujaratis, and leaders from Gujarat “out of jealousy, hatred, and malice”. He adds to his statements saying that Gujrat has provided several national heroes including Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel, one of them was responsible for strengthening the unity and integrity of India by uniting 562 kingdoms in the past. He concluded his statement by saying that Gujarat's contribution to India's unity and integrity in the past and present should be remembered.
So far, Raut has been under fire for his "haramkhor" remark and is receiving major backlash from media. With so many shoes to fill and apologies to make, we find Sanjay Raut at the short end of the stick.