Amid the ongoing faceoff between actor Kangana Ranaut and the Maharashtra government, Ranaut on Thursday asked Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, whose party is part of the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghaadi coalition government, to intervene in the matter. The actor said history would judge Sonia Gandhi’s silence and indifference to the matter.
In a series of tweets, Ranaut asked Gandhi that being a woman, she may be aware of the struggles women have to go through in the country. She said Gandhi had grown up in the West and lived in India and must be aware of the struggles of women.
The outspoken actor, whose comment comparing Mumbai to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) triggered a spat with the Shiv Sena, asked Gandhi to intervene and uphold the principles of the Constitution.
Ranaut has been attacking Maharashtra government first over the Sushant Singh Rajput death case investigation conducted by Mumbai Police and then the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation notice to her for alleged alterations in her Bandra West office. On Wednesday, the BMS sent in its team to demolish these alterations and Ranaut’s lawyer managed a stay from the Bombay High Court just as the workers were getting started.
Ranaut tweeted that she will not renovate the demolished portions of her office as a symbolic gesture. Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said on Thursday that the Maharashtra government had no connection with the action taken by the BMC. Later, he added the Kangana Ranaut issue is over for his party.
On the other hand, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of the BJP said the Shiv Sena, which ordered the demolition of the Bollywood actor’s office in Mumbai, won’t demolish fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s home. Hitting out at Shiv Sena, Fadnavis added that Kangana Ranaut’s issue was blown out of proportion by the Shiv Sena.