‘Madness or treason?’: Varun Gandhi after Kangana Ranaut says India acquired ‘real freedom’ in 2014

Reacting to Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut’s remark that India acquired “real freedom” in 2014, BJP MP Varun Gandhi Thursday mentioned he was questioning if he ought to name her thought “madness” or “treason”.

Ranaut’s video is viral on social media with a number of celebrities strongly criticising what the actor has mentioned. In the clip, she is heard saying that what India achieved in 1947 was “alms”. “That was not freedom but ‘bheekh’ (alms), and the freedom came in 2014,” she added.

Gandhi, in a tweet, mentioned: “Sometimes, they insult Mahatma Gandhi’s sacrifice and piety, then they often respect his killer, and now the disdain over sacrifices of Mangal Pandey, Rani Laxmibai, Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and lakhs of freedom fighters. Should I call such thinking madness or treason?”

While talking on the occasion, Kangana mentioned she has no intention of becoming a member of politics however she could be very conscious, and as an artiste and nationalist she is going to discuss India’s freedom battle.

Talking about Savarkar and the Congress’s allegation that he was not a patriot, Kangana mentioned, “This is a very large subject. I have studied a lot and did a film on it as well. It is very clear that the British did not take India over by some democratic process, right? It was a forceful occupation of this nation. There were some battles here and there but in 1857, there was a decisive fight for freedom. What followed after that is the most unfortunate part of history. More unfortunate than what happened to Jews also. It was not printed in the media… whether the Jallianwala Bagh massacre or the Bengal famine. They went for Indians because they were able to curb the first fight…they left us literally starved.”

Ranaut just lately Savarkar’s cell within the Andaman for her upcoming movie and mentioned historical past has been rewritten by a gaggle of people that have omitted that half.

Hitting out on the Congress get together, she added: “Secular is a no man’s land. What the British left behind in the name of Congress was the extension of the British.”