The Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar, who turned into a politician by joining Congress and immediately contesting in Lok Sabha polls from Mumbai North constituency was locked in controversy during initial stages of her poll campaign with a BJP worker has lodged a complaint with police accusing her of making anti-Hindu remarks.
The BJP worker also sought actions against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly instructing Matondkar to make the “calumnious comments” and journalist Rajdeep Sardesai allegedly for letting the actor make the remarks on his news channel and telecasting them.
Suresh Nakhua, a Mumbai BJP worker, in his complaint lodged with the Powai police in Mumbai yesterday, claimed the remarks hurt the Hindu community’s sentiments. He said that he submitted the complaint after watching Matondkar’s interview on a television news channel in which she said the “Hinduism is the most violent religion in the world”.
Nakhua said Matondkar’s comments were “false, mischievous, deceitful and frivolous”, and alleged they were made with a deliberate motive to cause disharmony among people and malign the country at global level.
The BJP leader, in a tweet, said, “Cong Candidate from Mumbai, Urmila Matondkar says: The religion which has been known for its tolerance has become the most violent!! This is abuse of Hindus!!!”He also alleged that Matondkar made these “malicious, mischievous and calumnious comments on the instructions and orders of Congress president Rahul Gandhi”.
Nakhua further alleged that journalist Rajdeep Sardesai allowed Matondkar to make the comment and broadcast it on the television channel. He demanded action against Matondkar, Gandhi and Sardesai under sections 295A, 505 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.