JNU Violence: Smriti Irani takes a dig at Deepika Padukone for her silent protest

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Deepika Padukone has left the country very divided with her decision of visiting the Jawaharlal Nehru University to express her solidarity with the assaulted students. Now while many hailed the actress for her bold step, there’s also a section of the society who criticised her for the same.

Recently, former actress and Union Minister Smriti Irani took a dig at Deepika for her standing by the students of the JNU.

At an event in Chennai organized by The New Indian Express, Smriti Irani sharing her views on Deepika’s decision said, “I think that anybody who has read the news knew where you are going to stand… knew that you are standing with people who wanted the destruction of India… knew that they are standing with people who celebrate every time a CRPF jawan is killed. (sic)”

She further added, “I can’t deny her that right that she will stand next to people who will beat up other girls who don’t see eye-to-eye ideologically. That’s her freedom. She made her political affiliation known in 2011 that she supports the Congress party. It’s her right (to) stand next to people who say Bharat tere tukde honge. (sic)

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The union minister also touched ground on a 2011 incident when Deepika supported Rahul Gandhi for Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, Deepika’s movie ‘Chhapaak’ is out in the theatres and it has been receiving a mixed response.

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