Union Minister Smriti Irani has slammed Deepika Padukone for expressing solidarity with the victims of the JNU terror attack. Speaking at a function, Union Textiles and Women and Child Development told veteran journalist Prabhu Chawla that by visiting the JNU, Deepika had sided with anti-nationals.
She said, “I want to know what Deepika Padukone’s political affiliation is. Anybody who has read the news knew where you are going to stand, knew that you are going to sit with people who wanted the destruction of India, knew that you are going to stand with people who celebrate every time a CRPF jawan is killed.
“She knew that she is standing with people..They hit girls at private parts with lathis. So she stood next to them. That’s her right. I can’t deny her that right.”
Irani continued, “It’s her right, go stand with the people who say Bharat tere tukde tukde honge. She made her political affiliation clear in 2011 that she supports the Congress party.”