Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the people are giving unnecessary importance to the statements made by the controversial actor Kangana Ranaut. Pawar also said that the BMC officials may have found it appropriate to take action, however, their action also gives an opportunity to some to raise doubts considering the prevailing situation.
Pawar was speaking to reporters at YB Chavan Centre at Nariman Point in the city after a book launch ceremony.
“We are giving too much importance to the people making such statements. One must understand the impact of such statements on the people at large,” Pawar said in response to the statements made by the actor in the last few days.
Coming out supporting the Mumbai police force, the former chief minister said people of Maharashtra and Mumbai have an experience of years of the police and know how dutiful their force is.
“In my view, people don’t take such statements seriously. They have an experience of years of police force and are aware how dutiful they are. We don’t need to take it seriously even if someone is saying that very often,” Pawar said.
Ranaut recently criticised the Mumbai police and also said she is now afraid of the force.
Responding to the BMC’s action, Pawar said he has no information if there was anything illegal or not but the action has given an opportunity to the people to raise doubt, indicating that it could have been avoided.
“I don’t know if there was anything illegal and read about it only in the newspapers. It won’t be appropriate to comment on this without having proper information. Illegal work is not a new thing in Mumbai. However, BMCs action in the backdrop of the ongoing situation allows people to raise doubt over it. BMC officials have their own rules and may have found it appropriate to take the action,” said the veteran leader.
Earlier today , the BMC demolished illegal structural changes allegedly carried out at the actor’s office at Pali Hill.