Maharashtra Congress chief threatens to stop Amitabh Bacchan, Akshay Kumar's film shoot in the state
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole. (Image source- NDTV )
Maharashtra Congress Chief Nana Patole threatens to stop the shooting or releasing of any films of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bacchan and Akshay Kumar. Speaking to the media, the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president condemned the actors for not speaking against fuel prices hike. He said that these actors used to tweet against the previous Congress-led UPA govt. about high fuel prices when the prices of fuel rose to Rs. 70 per liter but are silent now.
"But now the price is nearly Rs 100 per liter. Why are they not raising any voice? Don't they have the courage to speak against the dictatorial Modi government," Patole said.
Besides high petrol and diesel prices, the price of LPG cylinders has gone up to Rs 800. Due to coronavirus pandemic, people are facing a lot of hardship. Since international crude prices have come down, petrol should have cost Rs 35 per liter and diesel Rs 25 per liter, Nana Patole added.
The prices of branded addictive-laced petrol have crossed Rs 100 mark in some places including Maharashtra, PTI reported today.
Reaching to the extent of threat, Patole warned Bollywood stars Amitabh Bacchan and Akshay kumar that if they won't speak for the right thing, he will ensure that these actors won't be allowed to shoot for their film in Maharashtra.
Slamming the threat message of Patole, The BJP spokesperson said, " what is their crime? People who live outside the country have plotted to defame the country and are Tweeting about our internal matters, Congress is in their favor. Congress has now crossed their limit by saying that they will stop these actors, the actors who have stood up for Indians".
On a day petrol price reached Rs 100, PM Modi blamed the previous UPA government for the unfocused intention of reducing India's energy import dependence.
"India imported over 85 percent of its oil needs in the 2019-20 financial year and 53 percent of its gas requirement. Can a diverse and talented nation like ours be so energy import-dependent?" addressing an online event to oil and gas project PM said.
energy import-dependent?" addressing an online event to oil and gas project PM said.