Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Bachchan while campaigning in Lucknow for SP candidate Poonam Sinha made a comment against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
She said: "Rakhwale ki zimmedari bahut zaruri hai aur bahut aham hai. Iss desh mein iss waqt jo mahaul hai, jo rakhwala hai wahi desh ke saath gadbad kar raha hai."
In Translation which means: "At this point in time, the one who is responsible for protecting the nation is the one who is creating chaos and disorder," she said while addressing a rally on Tuesday.
To this, Indian filmmaker Ashoke Pandit reacted He wrote: "Jaya ji Saare aisho aaram mein rehkar Bhi aapko desh ka mahaul gadbad lag raha hai. Jis desh ne aapko aur Aapke Parivaar ko itna diya hai aap usko gaali De rahi hain ? Gaadi ,Bangla, Shohrat Sab hai aap Ke Paas. Rajneeti ke chakravyuh mein Padkar aap Apni beizzati Mat karaiye. 🙏" [sic]
He further added: "Aapke aise Bachkana statements ko sunkar Bahut dookh hota hai quonki Hum Sab Aapki Bahut izzat karte hain.Aap Ek Achhi kalakaran hain Aur Achhe kalakar ko prompting ki Zaroorat nahi hoti hai. @yadavakhilesh Ek bura prompter hai." [sic]
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Jaya Bachchan, who was in the city to campaign for Lucknow SP candidate Poonam Sinha, appealed to the public to "wholeheartedly welcome" the new entrant.
"Samajwadi's tradition is to welcome new candidates wholeheartedly. We always welcome them and ensure their victory. We ensure our candidates that no matter where all of you come from, you are a part of SP and we will protect you," she noted.
"You all have to promise me this (Poonam's victory), otherwise she will not allow me to enter Mumbai. She is my friend and I have had good relations with her for over 40 years now," the SP leader added.
The actor-turned-politician also appealed to voters to come out in large numbers and vote in the ongoing polls.
"The enthusiasm and zeal what you are showing today, I want to see this zeal while voting. You all have to support our candidates who are contesting, with the same amount of enthusiasm and prove that Samajwadi workers are with them," Ms Bachchan asserted.
In Uttar Pradesh, SP, BSP, and RLD are contesting polls in alliance, under which SP will contest on 37 seats, BSP on 38 and RLD on three.
Polling in Lucknow will be held on May 6 and counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Ms Sinha, who joined SP on April 16, is contesting against Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the capital city.
(With Inputs from ANI)