AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday stepped into the Padmaavat controversy. While addressing the media, Owaisi alleged that “this is nothing but 'pakoda' politics being practiced by BJP. “
He further added,
“The Prime Minister and his party have meekly surrendered before these people who are protesting. His 56-inch chest is only for Muslims. This shows the bias in their approach as without even consulting with any Muslim member in his own cabinet or any organisation, the government is bulldozing the Triple Talaq bil. But when it comes to this film, where names have been changed and scenes have been cut and to satisfy the sentiments of some people, even the actresses midriff has been covered. What kind of politics is this?”
Lastly, the AIMIM Chief claimed, “This clearly shows that that the government has meekly surrendered to its ideology and for them, the rule of law and Constitution is not important. For them, it is about satisfying sentiments”
Earler on January 19, while addressing a public gathering Owaisi urged the Muslims to boycott the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial. He said, “Mr Modi had formed a 12-member committee to watch the movie and suggest modifications in it. However, when the Triple Talaq law was being formulated, he did not call anybody and just ordered to pass the law.”
The Sanjay Leela Bhansali magnum opus, which is releasing on Thursday, has been embroiled in controversy since its inception. While various Hindu and Rajput fringe outfits have raised objections over the epic drama, the Supreme Court has given a green signal to the film.