Smriti Irani links Deepika Padukone to “tukde tukde gang”, attacks Bollywood star for supporting JNU students

Union Minister Smriti Irani, after a long hiatus, resurfaced again. Sadly, this time also for the wrong reason

Union Minister Smriti Irani (social media)
Union Minister Smriti Irani (social media)
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Union Minister Smriti Irani, after a long hiatus resurfaced again. Sadly, this time also for the wrong reason.

Irani - who worked as television actress before joining politics - attacked Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone for supporting JNU students.

Deepika visited JNU earlier this week after a group of “unidentified goons” allegedly belonging to RSS-ABVP, attacked JNU students, teachers and destroyed properties on Sunday evening.

Speaking at Think Edu conclave, Irani said, “I want to know what Deepika Padukone’s political affiliation is. Anybody who has read the news knew where you are going to stand, knew that you are going to sit with people who wanted the destruction of India, knew that you are going to stand with people who celebrate every time a CRPF jawan is killed.”

Talking to the senior journalist Prabhu Chawla, Irani said “She knew that she is standing with people. They hit girls at private parts with lathis. So, she stood next to them. That’s her right. I can’t deny her that right,” she said, adding, “It is her right, go stand with the people who say Bharat tere tukde tukde honge. She made her political affiliation clear in 2011 that she supports the Congress party”.

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