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Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh speaking about the movie Padmaavat and the protests surrounding it said that films that hurt the sentiments of particular religion or caste, and which aren’t based on historical facts, shouldn’t be made. Singh, who’s the former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, made the remarks when Congress President Rahul Gandhi condemned the recent attacks in Gurugram, where school children were attacked in a bus by Karni Sena protestors.
Rahul Gandhi addressing the violence in Gurugram slammed the BJP by tweeting, “There will never be a cause big enough to justify violence against children. Violence and hatred are the weapons of the weak. The BJP’s use of hatred and violence is setting our entire country on fire.”
As per Financial Express BJP leader Subramanian Swamy also expressed his displeasure on the Padmaavat controversy by saying, “It opens old wounds, and that is why such films should not be made. What is the historical value of it? Zero. They say it has nothing to do with history, then why are you making it? Also, why is Rahul Gandhi not taking a stand on it?”Also read: Rajiv Gandhi ‘supervised the killings’ in 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sukbir Singh Badal
Senior BJP leader VK Singh also slammed the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed movie by saying, “Democracy does not give any individual the right to destroy and create a ruckus. When a certain thing does not take place according to someone’s consent, there happens the problem.”