Complaint filed against Ram Gopal Varma over tweet against Droupadi Murmu
June 24, 2022  22:09
NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu
NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu
A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has filed a complaint in Hyderabad against Bollywood film director Ram Gopal Varma for controversial remarks against NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu. 

"If DRAUPADI is the PRESIDENT who are the PANDAVAS? And more importantly, who are the KAURAVAS?" Varma tweeted. 

Reacting to this, Telangana BJP leader Gudur Narayana Reddy filed a complaint against the director at the Abid Road Police Station, accusing him of disrespecting the SC and ST community. 

"This tweet is tantamount to disrespecting the SC and ST people. Here, he calls 'Draupadi' the President. If he would have only mentioned Draupadi, Pandavas and Kauravas, we would have had no objections. We, the BJP workers, are hurt at such comments from RGV," Reddy said. 

He requested the police to register a case under the SC/ST Atrocities Act and demanded severe punishment for the director. BJP-led NDA on Tuesday announced former Governor of Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu's name as a Presidential candidate for the upcoming elections. 

Reddy further defended the senior tribal politician and former governor of Jharkhand, by saying, "She has been nominated by the NDA government, and by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi ji." -- ANI
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