Virat Kohli and Anushka are Anti National, Says BJP MLA
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA on Tuesday racked up a new controversy saying Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli an Anti National for selecting their wedding destination, Italy. While Congress called its direct impact of the Outcome of the Gujarat result. MLA’s remark came on the same day, when the couple returned to India.
“Virat has earned money and fame in India and he went to Italy to get married. Bhagwan Ram got married on this land, Bhagwan Krishna got married on this land and this man went to Italy to get married. He cannot be a ‘Rashtra Bhakt (patriot),” Panna Lal Shakya, BJP MLA from Guna, Madhya Pradesh told India Today.
He added that Kohli cannot be an inspiration to Indians as only those who are loyal to their country and swore by it deserved to be an inspiration. He said the same about Anushka Sharma as well. Shakya was inaugurating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Skill India Centre in Guna. READ | Hichki Trailer is released, Rani Mukherjee Shows, What’s Life without a few hiccup? (Watch)
Bhartiya Janata Party’s outburst against the cricket star and celebrated captain of Indian cricket team came as a surprise as BJP MLA questioned Virat’s patriotism and called him an Anti-National.
“The message from Gujarat is clear. The BJP now realises that they cannot survive in Madhya Pradesh without raking up the issue of nationalism. Their supreme leader questioned the integrity of a former army chief, a former prime minister and a former vice president to divide society and win votes in Gujarat,” said Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesman Pankaj Chaturvedi while talking to India Today.
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Chaturvedi termed the awkward claim of the BJP MLA deplorable and said that such tactics is not going to help BJP in Madhya Pradesh.
In Madhya Pradesh, the election will be conducted in late 2018, and the Shivraj Singh led BJP government that has been rocked by a series of scams including the VYAPAM scam is fighting an anti-incumbency of 15 years. Shivraj has already lost two by-elections of Bhind and Chitrakoot recently.
The couple got married last week in Italy, later, they had gone to Finland to make their Honeymoon memorable. Finally, they have arrived in India, for making an arrangement for their reception in Delhi on December 21.