BJP is shrinking freedom of speech, alleges Congress
Maharashtra Congress holds Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) responsible for not allowing veteran actordirector Amol Palekar to deliver his speech at National Gallery of Modern
Art (NGMA) in Mumbai. Sachin Sawant, Congress spokesperson and party general secretary on Sunday alleged that RSS-minded dictators are disallowing freedom of speech and creating pressure on lecturers by using government machineries. He claimed the nation has threat from such intolerant party men and supporters and people have to dethrone them in the election. Palekar was disallowed by the members of NGMA as he was criticising Ministry of Culture for its decision to dissolve the committee of the NGMA which had power to organise an exhibition of various artists. He was interrupted at several times by the members of NGMA. Reacting to this issue, Sawant said that the nations was experiencing intolerance during last five years. “Disruption in the speech of Palekar is part of that intolerance. It is disastrous to the ideology of democracy. People will end such ideology in the polls,” said Sawant. “Balkrishna Shivram Munje – one of RSS foundes had met dictator Musolini and brought such ideology of intolerance in India. Golwalkar (first Sar Sanghchalak) was a follower of Adolf Hitler and spreading this ideology through
shakhas (branches) of RSS across India,” Sawant alleged. He further blamed that RSS follower Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister, and now he is using his power to control government organisations by shrinking freedom of speech of the people.