Destroy Freedom Of Expression : Mamata Banerjee

NEW DELHI: Even on the releaseof "Padmavati", on Monday, three Chief Ministers along with MadhyaPradesh's Shivraj Singh Chauhan jumped into the controversy declaring theirstate ban, while their Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh supported the Rajputcommunity. Sanjay Leela is stuck in a controversy in protest against Bhansali'shistorical drama.

However, West Bengal ChiefMinister Mamata Banerjee described this controversy as "unlucky " and"planning to calculate" to destroy the freedom of expression.

In Jammu and Kashmir, Senior National Conference (NC) leader and MLA DevendraRana requested  the ban from ChiefMinister Mehboob Mufti for the release of "Padmavati" in the state.

 After Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath andhis Rajasthan counterpart, the three Chief Minister made a brawl over thecontroversy, citing the threat of serious law and order problems and refutingthe release of the film.

The film is stuck in a dispute over estimates that it"worsens history" about the Rajput Queen Padmavati, a dispute thatBhansali has repeatedly denied that Chauhan has announced a meeting with Rajputgroups in Bhopal after a meeting That film has a "distorted history"and thus they can not be allowed to "release" in their state.

 "If historical facts have been distorted, and ifanything is shown in the film or against the honor of the country's motherPadmavati, then that film can not be allowed to leave in Madhya Pradesh's land,"Chauhan said. the audience.

"And I am saying this because people of country and Madhya Pradesh can not accept the insult of their pride."

"Humiliation will not be tolerated." , Chauhansaid,

He said that even the film has been passed by the Censor Board for release inthe country, but it will not reach the screen in the state.

 Amarinder Singh had said in his remarks: "Any partof the historical events ... will not give anything. But here they are spoilingthe history," Singh told reporters.

"I have also gone to Chittor and returned and seenall things there... So, this is distortion of history and no one will acceptit."

And if communitiesare objecting to it then it is their right to object," the Punjab ChiefMinister added.

"Padmavati" features Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and RanveerSingh in lead roles.



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