Akhilesh flays BJP govt af­ter Palekar heckled

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LUC­KNOW: Sa­ma­jwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Ya­dav at­tacked the BJP gov­ern­ment over the Mum­bai in­ci­dent in which veteran ac­tor-di­rec­tor Amol Palekar was re­peat­edly in­ter­rupted and stopped from de­liv­er­ing his speech while he was at­tempt­ing to crit­i­cise the gov­ern­ment.

In a tweet, the Sa­ma­jwadi Party chief said: “Why does the BJP want to po­lice peo­ple’s thoughts and opin­ions and con­trol what they eat, wear, say and do? They want to make In­dia mono­chrome and colour­less. Telling Mr Palekar to stop speak­ing shows the ner­vous­ness of the govt”.

Amol Palekar was re­peat­edly in­ter­rupted al­legedly by some mem­bers of the Na­tional Gallery of Mod­ern Art (NGMA) in Mum­bai on Fri­day evening while he was speak­ing at the open­ing of an ex­hi­bi­tion, In­side The Empty Box, in hon­our of renowned artist Prab­hakar Barwe.

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