Maharashtra Congress threatens to stop films’ shooting of Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar
The price of petrol has been seeing a high rise since a few days. Many people have been tweeting or commenting on the price hike but celebs that people look up to are seen staying silent on the issue. Targeting Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, the Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole has threatened to stop the shooting of their films in Maharashtra as they have not spoken about it. As reported by Times Now, while talking to media, Nana Patole said that these actors used to tweet against the price hike in petrol when there was UPA government but they have not yet spoken about it.
Patole said, “You would have seen when Manmohan Singh ji’s government was there at the Centre, whether it was Amitabh Bachchan or Akshay Kumar, they used to tweet about high petrol prices. Now today, when international crude prices are low but the Narendra Modi-led BJP government is increasing the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG, why are they not speaking out today. The UPA government functioned democratically, hence they could criticise it”.
Post this, Maharashtra BJP MLA Ram Kadam tweeted in support of the Bollywood actors. He wrote on his Twitter handle, “Congress leaders are threatening the actors in daylight. Did they commit crimes by tweeting for the betterment of the country? What has happened to these Congress leaders?”
#कॉंग्रेस नेताओं की दिन दहाडे @SrBachchan & @akshaykumar को धमकी, क्या ये सम्मानित कलाकार देश के हित में ट्वीट करे यह अपराध है? क्या हो गया है कॉंग्रेस नेताओं को? वे याद रखे देश के साथ खडे रहनेवाले हर एक के साथ सारा देश खडा़ है pic.twitter.com/OLtRgAZU4F
— Ram Kadam – राम कदम (@ramkadam) February 18, 2021
Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar are yet to react.