Betul (Madhya Pradesh): Who is Kangana, asked former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh on Saturday when questioned about his party MLA Sukhdev Panse's comment on the Bollywood actor.
The MLA from Multai, Panse earlier called Ranaut a 'nachne gaane waali mahila' (a woman who sings and dances) while he was submitting a memorandum to the District Collector of Betul in Madhya Pradesh on Friday over the lathi-charge on party workers in Sarni.
" Kangana jaisi nachne gane wali mahila kisanon ke swabhiman ko thes pahuchaye aur uss swabhiman ke saath agar Congress Khadi hai, to Police unke upar lathi-charge karti hai (Kangana, a woman who sings and dances, has hurt the self-respect of farmers and if Congress stands for them, Police baton charges us)," said Panse.
The Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress is opposing the shooting of Kangana Ranaut's upcoming film 'Dhakaad', which is currently going on in Sarni area of Betul district, following the actor's remark on protesting farmers.
On February 12 Congress workers submitted a memorandum to Betul Superintendent of Police threatening that they will not let Kangana Ranaut shoot the movie unless she apologizes to farmers for her tweets.
"Congress workers in Betul gave a memorandum to the SP, stating that they won't allow actor Kangana Ranaut to shoot for 'Dhakad' if she does not apologize to farmers over her tweets," Nitesh Patel, Betul sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) had told ANI.
Responding to this, Kangana Ranaut in a tweet said, "I have no interest in Netagiri .... but I think Congress will turn me as a leader." (translated from Hindi).
Twitter had recently deleted some of Kangana Ranaut's controversial tweets over the farmers' protest. Farmers have been protesting at the borders of Delhi since November 26 against new farm laws. Several rounds of talks have been held with farmers over their demand for the repeal of three new laws.