Congress’ risk to Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, ‘gained’t allow them to shoot their movies,’ says Nana Patole

Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Thursday threatened Bollywood celebrities, together with superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, and questioned their silence over rising petrol costs throughout the nation.

Patole threatened that these Bollywood celebrities, who had tweeted about excessive gasoline costs in the course of the Congress-led UPA regime, had been quiet now. Stars reminiscent of Bachchan and Kumar had tweeted when the worth of petrol rose to Rs 70 per litre, Patole mentioned whereas addressing a press convention right here.

“However now the worth is almost Rs 100 per litre. Why are they quiet? Do not they’ve the braveness to talk in opposition to the dictatorial Narendra Modi authorities,” Patole, who had had a short stint with the BJP earlier than returning to the Congress social gathering, mentioned.

“The UPA authorities functioned democratically, therefore they may criticise it,” he additional mentioned.

Attacking these Bollywood stars, Patole requested, “Are you below Modi govt’s strain? Those that do not communicate up for individuals who purchase tickets to observe them, their films will not be watched in Maharashtra nor will taking pictures happen. This is not a risk. It is about democracy and also you’re public idols and maintain accountability.’’

Gasoline costs ought to be decreased to present aid to the frequent individuals, he added. Moreover excessive petrol and diesel costs, the worth of LPG cylinder too has gone as much as Rs 800, Patole famous.

“As a result of coronavirus pandemic, individuals are dealing with quite a lot of hardship. Since worldwide crude costs have come down, petrol ought to have value Rs 35 per litre and diesel Rs 25 per litre,” he mentioned.

Patole warned that the state Congress will launch a protest if the gasoline worth hike isn’t rolled again, he warned.

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