Deepika Padukone Stood With ‘Tukde Tukde’ Gang – Smriti Irani

The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani, on Thursday lambasted Bollywood icon Deepika Padukone for visiting the Jawaharlal Nehru University in an expression of solidarity with the protesting students.

At a conclave organised by The New Indian Express, Irani referred to the “Tukde tukde gang” trope and said, “It’s Deepika Padukone’s freedom to stand next to people who call for the destruction of India.”

“You are standing with people who celebrate everytime a CRPF jawan is killed. She knew that she is standing with these people. It was not unexpected to us that she was going to stand with people who want the destruction of India. It’s her right to stand next to people who say ‘Bharat tere tukde honge’. I can’t deny her that right. I want to know what Deepika Padukone’s political affiliation is. Anybody who has read the news would know why she would stand with the protesters. She made her political affiliation known in 2011 that she supports the Congress Party. If people are surprised by this, it is because they didn’t know. There were a lot of admirers of hers who have just discovered her position,”

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