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Deepika Padukone’s visit to JNU invites both praise and criticism

Actor Deepika Padukone’s visit to Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Univeristy (JNU) last night drew a lot of attention. Hashtags ‘boycottchhapaak’ and ‘IStandwithDeepika’ started trending on Twitter as soon as she photographs of meeting with JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh started doing the rounds.

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Deepika Padukone at JNU protest

Actor Deepika Padukone’s visit to Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Univeristy (JNU) last night drew a lot of attention. Hashtags ‘boycottchhapaak’ and ‘IStandwithDeepika’ started trending on Twitter as soon as she photographs of meeting with JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh started doing the rounds.

While BJP supporters and a few leaders also called for a boycott of her movies, Union minister Prakash Javadekar clarified that any common man has the right to express their opinion.”There can be no objection to it,” he added.

On Sunday evening, over 30 students and teachers, including Aishe Ghosh were attacked by masked miscreants who entered the university campus, armed with iron rods, sledgehammers and stones. The injured were later admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

According to reports, Padukone stayed on campus for about 10 minutes. The actor, however, didn’t speak to the media.

In an interview with India Today earlier, Padukone talked about the recent attacks, “I feel angry that this is happening but at the same time the fact that action has not been taken, this is what one needs to think about it,”.

Deepika Padukone was in Delhi to promote her upcoming film Chhapaak. The film, directed by Meghna Gulzar, is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.

Minutes after her appearance at the protest, BJP’s Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga called for a boycott of her films. He urged his followers to boycott movies of Padukone for her support to TukdeTukdeGang and Afzal Gang.

BJP’s national spokesperson Nupur Sharma also tweeted on Deepika Padukone’s visit.

Economist and former chief economist of World Bank, Kaushik Basu saw Padukone’s visit to JNU as a ploy to drive ticket sales of her upcoming movie, Chhapaak.


BJP national spokeperson Sambit Patra took a veiled jibe at the actor’s move.

BJP leader Ram Kadam also condemned  the actor’s visit and deemed it as “unfortunate”. “It is unfortunate that Deepika Padukone visited JNU. We condemn this,” Kadam was quoted saying by ANI.

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain attacked the 34-year old actor, saying that her visit to the university reflected her “one-sided thinking”.

Madhya Pradesh BJP’s vice president, Rameshwar Sharma also took a jibe at the actor. Sharma said, “Deepika Padukone is standing with those who are anti-nationals.”

However, the actor’s presence at the protest also received admiration from activists, actors and journalists.

Many Bollywood personalities including Anurag Kashyap, Swara Bhasker, Varun Grover and Prakash Raj came out in Padukone’s support.





Journalist Rana Ayyub and Barkha Dutt also hailed the actor’s move.



This isn’t the first time that Padukone has faced opposition from right-wing organizations. For her movie 2018 period drama Padmavat, Padukone received death threats, where a political leader called for the beheading of the actor.

Chief ministers of BJP-ruled states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat had also called for a ban on the period drama.

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Tejashwi Yadav releases RJD’s manifesto, promises airports in 5 Bihar cities

Tejashwi Yadav said his party is making 24 promises to the people of the nation and Bihar.

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Former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav unveiled the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Lok Sabha election manifesto on Saturday morning, pledging the construction of five new airports in the state. Along with releasing Parivartan Patra, the political heir and son of RJD founder Lalu Yadav pledged Rs1 lakh annually to sisters from low-income families on Raksha Bandhan.

In the presence of senior RJD leaders, Tejashwi Yadav unveiled the document and said that his party had committed 24 commitments to both the national and Bihar citizen.

He said, they have released Parivartan Patra available. Twenty-four jan vachan (public promises) have been brought up for 2024. These 24 jan vachan are our promises, which we will keep, the speaker said.

Tejashwi Yadav said that his party will see to it that five new airports are built in Bihar to improve connectivity, should the INDIA bloc secure a majority at the Centre.

For better connectivity in Bihar, they are going to build 5 new airports in the state, in Purnea, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj and Raxaul, he said. Yadav also pledged to give Bihar special status. They will implement OPS (Old Pension Scheme) and we will provide special status to Bihar, he said. The former deputy CM promised to eradicate unemployment in the nation.

People will begin to be released from unemployment on August 15th. The process of providing jobs will begin on August 15th, if their government is elected, he stated.

Every year on Raksha Bandhan, they will provide their sisters who live in poor families with Rs 1 lakh. Gas cylinders would be available for Rs 500, he continued.

The RJD leader assured young people all over the nation of one crore jobs.

He further said, One crore youth across the country will receive government jobs if our INDIA alliance is elected to power. Our greatest opponent right now is unemployment, yet the BJP did not discuss this. Although they had pledged to provide 2 crore jobs, we carry out our word, he said.

On April 19, voting will start for the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections. On June 4, there will be a counting.


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi slams Rahul Gandhi, Lalu Yadav for eating mutton during holy month of Sawan, compares them to Mughals

PM Modi even compared them with the Mughals and accused them of trying to tease the people of the country.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a scathing attack on senior Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and RJD leader Lalu Yadav for allegedly eating mutton during the holy month of Sawan last year. He claimed that they do not care about the sentiments of the majority of people of the country. PM Modi even compared them with the Mughals and accused them of trying to tease the people of the country.

PM Modi was referring to a viral video which was released in September last year in which senior Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and RJD leader Lalu Yadav were seen cooking mutton together. PM Modi was speaking at an election rally in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur.

He said the opposition and INDI alliance do not care about the sentiments of the majority of the people of the India. He added Congress party enjoys playing with the sentiments of the people.

Talking about RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, PM Modi said a person who has been sentenced by the court and who is on bail – Rahul Gandhi visited the house of such a criminal and enjoys cooking mutton in the month of Sawan and a video was also made to tease the people of the country.  The Prime Minister claimed the intention of INDI alliance is to tease the people of the country and he even compared them with the Mughals.

PM Modi said the law does not stop anyone from eating anything but the intentions of these people are something else. He cited the example of the Mughals and said that when they attacked here, they were not satisfied until they demolished the temples. So just like Mughals, the Congress wants to tease the people of the country by showing the video in the month of Sawan.

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Akhilesh Yadav condemns deployment of cops in priests attire at Kashi temple

While the female policemen were wearing a ‘salwar kurta’, the male policemen were in a ‘dhoti-kurta’.

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Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has condemned the deployment of police officers dressed as priests at the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi. The Samajwadi Party (SP) chief demanded the suspension of the officers and wondered who ordered to deployment of cops in such attire.   

On the orders of Varanasi Police Commissioner Mohit Agarwal, the male and female policemen have been deployed in the temple in the priests’ attire. While the female policemen were wearing a ‘salwar kurta’, the male policemen were in a ‘dhoti-kurta’.

Yadav questioned the system in UP and asked according to which police manual is it correct for policemen to be dressed as priests. Those who give such orders should be suspended, he added. If tomorrow any ‘thag’ (fraudster) takes advantage of this and loots the innocent public, then what will the UP government and administration answer, he further asked. He called it Condemnable in a post on X.

Police Commissioner Agarwal had earlier told reporters that people who come from far away places to have obeisance have regard for the priests and they often get hurt if they are pushed forward by the policemen.

The duty in the temple is different from other places as police have to manage different types of crowds here. The crowd here is not for creating law and order problems. The police are here to ensure easy darshan to people and help and guide them, the police officer said.

He added the devotees get hurt if being pushed by policemen, if the same thing is done by priests they take it in a positive way. Following the no-touch policy, policemen are being deployed in priests’ attire.

The Samajwadi Party had earlier announced its candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav will be contesting from her existing seat in Mainpuri.

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