Tushar Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson, slams Kangana Ranaut’s remarks; says she is ‘an agent of hate’

Speaking at a media summit, actor Kangana Ranaut had remarked that ‘India got freedom in 2014’ (when BJP formed government at Centre and Narendra Modi became Prime Minister)

Tushar Gandhi (file photo)
Tushar Gandhi (file photo)
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Tushar Gandhi, the great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, has slammed actor Kangana Ranaut for her comments that ‘India got freedom in 2014’ (when BJP formed government at Centre and Narendra Modi became Prime Minister) and called her “an agent of hate”.

Criticizing the controversial actor, who often hits the headlines for the wrong reasons, Tushar Gandhi said, “It is not surprising that she feels that India got its freedom in 2014. Hate, intolerance, sham patriotism, intolerance, and oppression were liberated in India in 2014 when a very poisonous and vicious ideology gained dominance in India, personified by the Prime Minister.”

Maintaining that the “purveyors of hate got official sanction to freely propagate hate in 2014”, Tushar Gandhi said, “This is what happens when a poisonous ideology is given official sanction. It is not at all surprising that subscribers of such hate would not feel that the sacrifices of our freedom fighters are significant.”

Criticizing Modi, Tushar Gandhi expressed his shock and surprise over the statement made by the actor at a summit hosted by a prominent media group.


“It is not surprising that such statements were made in a function attended by the PM. After all, today the PMO has become the fountain of hate that flows abundantly in our country,” added Tushar Gandhi.

Kangana Ranaut is known for her pro-RSS-BJP stand. Her Twitter account was permanently suspended by the microblogging site for violating its rules which include a prohibition on hatemongering.

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Published: 12 Nov 2021, 3:00 PM