Actor Kangana Ranaut’s virtual duel with the Maharashtra government on Friday (September 11) saw the actor turning her ire towards Congress president Sonia Gandhi, whom she accused of being “silent” and “indifferent” when the coalition government of which the Congress is a part was “harassing women”.
In a series of tweets addressed to Sonia, Kangana seeking the Congress president’s intervention in the Shiv Sena’s alleged attack on her cautioned that the silence and indifference on Sonia’s part will be judged by history.
“You have grown up in the west and lived here in India. You may be aware of the struggles of women. History will judge your silence and indifference when your own Government is harassing women and ensuring a total mockery of law and order. I hope you will intervene,” she tweeted.
“Dear respected honourable INC India president Sonia Gandhi ji being a woman arn’t you anguished by the treatment I am given by your government in Maharashtra? Can you not request your Government to uphold the principles of the Constitution given to us by Dr. Ambedkar?” she said.
Dear respected honourable @INCIndia president Sonia Gandhi ji being a woman arn’t you anguished by the treatment I am given by your government in Maharashtra? Can you not request your Government to uphold the principles of the Constitution given to us by Dr. Ambedkar?
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 11, 2020
In another tweet, Kangana mocked the Shiv Sena’s association with the Congress, stating that the alliance was the party’s late patriarch Balasaheb Thackeray’s biggest fear come true.
“Great Bala Saheb Thakeray one of my most favourite icons, his biggest fear was some day Shiv Sena will do Gutbandhan and become Congress. I want to know what is his conscious feeling today looking at the condition of his party?” she tweeted.
The actor has been in loggerheads with the Shiv Sena over her comparison of Maharashtra with Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) while criticising the government’s alleged inaction in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
On Wednesday, the Mumbai civic body demolished her newly-built office in Pali Hills in what it called “illegal alterations,” causing the actor to move the Bombay High Court. The court ordered a stay on the demolition calling the 24-hour-notice “deplorable”.
Slamming the Uddhav Thackeray government for the act, the actor has reportedly demanded compensation for the damage caused to her building.
In a tweet on Thursday, she said that she will keep working from the ruins left by the BMC, as a “symbol of a woman’s will that dared to rise in this world”.