Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has hit out at Deepika Padukone for visiting Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) saying that the Bollywood actress knew that she was standing with people who want the destruction of India. The Union Minister went on to say that Padukone’s freedom to stand next to people who say ‘Bharat tere tukde honge’. “It was not unexpected to us that she was going to stand with people who want the destruction of India…I think we should decide which side you want to stand. Do you want to stand with people who wanted the destruction of India? Every time a CRPF jawan is killed, they celebrate,” Irani said at an event.
“She made her political affiliation known in 2011 that she supports the Congress Party. If people are surprised by this, it is because they didn’t know. There were a lot of admirers of hers who have just discovered her position. As far as Deepika goes, I rather know where she stands. Stand. Stand next to people who said, ‘Bharat Tere Tukde Honge’,” she added.