Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Thakur has been among the most controversial names in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Apart from the flak for the ruling party for fielding an accused in the 2008 Malegaon Blasts case, a number of her statements also have attracted criticism. A few hours back, Farhan Akhtar voiced his opinion against her and sent a message to the electorate of Bhopal to ‘save your city’. ]
However, the actor-filmmaker appears to not be aware that the elections to the Madhya Pradesh constituency have been completed in the previous phase itself. Netizens pointed it out to him.
And now after much-backlash, Farhan Akhtar refused to cede an inch from his statement, and issued a rather defiant statement saying, "Humne taareek galat samjhi toh galaa pakad liya, Jisne itihaas galat samjha use galey laga rahe ho. #priorities".
Meanwhile, amid nation-wide uproar over the comment, in a final campaign interview to Republic Media Network, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he won't "ever" be able to forgive Sadhvi Pragya for her comment. He said, "The remark is highly condemnable and unacceptable. People should not make such mistakes. People should not make such mistakes even by mistake. One must be aware. Yes, she may have apologised later, but I won't ever be able to forgive her."