Kangna Ranaut and Uddhav Thackeray have been at odds with each other since she compared Mumbai to Pakistan occupied Kashmir and both have been making comments and taking digs at each other. On Monday, Kangna Ranaut retaliated to CM Uddhav Thackeray’s ‘ganja fields in your state’ jibe by calling him “petty, vengeful, myopic and ill-informed.”
In his Dussehra speech, Uddhav Thackeray took a veiled attack on Kangana Ranaut who, he said, has slandered Mumbai, its police and all “sons of Maharashtra”. Uddhav Thackeray said, “They don’t know in our house we grow tulsi, not ganja. Ganja fields are in your state, you know where not in our Maharashtra.”
Responding to Uddhav Thackeray’s “Ganja fields in your state” jibe, Kangana Ranaut, in a series of tweets, said Himachal is called a “Dev Bhumi” as it has a maximum number of temples. Calling Uddhav Thackeray a “petty person”, Kangana Ranaut further said Himachal Pradesh has zero crime rate.
“Chief Minister you are a very petty person, Himachal is called Dev Bhumi it has the maximum number of temples also no zero crime rate, yes it has a very fertile land it grows apples, kiwis, pomegranate, strawberries one can grow anything here,” Kangana Ranaut said.
In another tweet, Kangana Ranaut said, “You being a leader having such a vengeful, myopic and ill informed views about a state which has has been the abode of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati along with many great saints like Markandya and Manu Rishi, Pandavas spent large part of their exile in Himachal Pardesh”
“You should be ashamed of yourself chief minister, being a public servant you are indulging in petty fights, using your power to insult, damage and humiliate people who don’t agree with you, you don’t deserve the chair you have acquired by playing dirty politics. SHAME,” she said.
Alleging “bullying” by Uddhav Thackeray, Kangana Ranaut said, “I am overwhelmed at this open bullying by a working CM so there is a typo in first tweet, it should be no crime in Himachal, yes clarifying again we don’t have poor or very rich people or any crimes in Himachal, it’s a spiritual place with very innocent and kind people.”
“Look at the audacity of a working CM he is dividing the country who has made him Maharashtra ka thekedaar? He is just a public servant there was someone else before him soon he will be out someone else will come to serve the state, why is he behaving like he owns Maharashtra?”
Look at the audacity of a working CM he is dividing the country who has made him Maharashtra ka thekedaar? He is just a public servant there was someone else before him soon he will be out someone else will come to serve the state, why is he behaving like he owns Maharashtra?
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) October 26, 2020
In the final tweet, Kangana Ranaut said, “Just how beauty of Himalayas belongs to every Indian, opportunities that Mumbai offers too belongs to each one of us, both are my homes, Uddhav Thackeray don’t you dare to snatch our democratic rights and divide us, your filthy speeches are a vulgar display of your incompetence.”
Just how beauty of Himalayas belongs to every Indian, opportunities that Mumbai offers too belongs to each one of us, both are my homes, Uddhav Thackeray don’t you dare to snatch our democratic rights and divide us, your filthy speeches are a vulgar display of your incompetence..
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) October 26, 2020
Uddhav Thackeray, in his Dussehra speech on Sunday, also mentioned the controversy surrounding actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. “Today, we burn symbolic Ravan with ten faces. One Ravan face says Mumbai is PoK,” he said in response to allegations levelled against the Mumbai police and state government by actor Kangana Ranaut.
Responding to actor Kangana Ranaut’s claims, CM Thackeray said, “As I am chief of Sena, I am also of Mumbai police. This is the same police who have sacrificed their life saving you. How can you even say this? Comparing Mumbai with POK is insulting PM Narendra Modi. If there is a PoK in India, isn’t it a failure of Modi then?”
There have been several occasions when Kangana Ranaut has tweeted against Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray. On one such occasion, Kangana Ranaut slammed the Maharashtra government over Bhiwandi building collapse, in which over 50 people died, and compared it with Pulwama attack.
Kangana Ranaut also compared the partial demolition of her Mumbai office with “rape” to state the pain she went through after the BMC demolished it ahead of her visit to Mumbai following the “Mumbai feels like PoK” remark.
As she shared photos from demolished parts of her Pali Hill office on Twitter on Thursday, Kangana Ranaut wrote, “This is rape, of my dreams, my spirits, my self-esteem and my future.” The actor tagged Congress and used hashtag ‘NationalEmploymentDay’ in her tweet.