‘Mersal’ dispute ;; Rahul Gandhi urges Modi not to ‘demon-etise’ Tamil pride

Amidst host of comments on film ‘Mersal’, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi too has tweeted on the issue and urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to “demon-etise Tamil pride”.

The comment comes in wake of volatility in Tamil Nadu politics after demise of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa. It may be recalled that ruling party BJP has alleged that the film is politically motivated.

To this many of the Tamil personalities have reacted sharply and thus soon to be Congress supremo Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter, “Mr. Modi, Cinema is a deep expression of Tamil culture and language. Don’t try to demon-etise Tamil pride by interfering in Mersal.

Earlier, senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram slammed the BJP for criticising the film.

Chidambaram said, “There will be a law soon going by which documentaries praising the government policies will only be allowed in the country.

BJP demands deletion of dialogues in ‘Mersal’. Imagine the consequences if ‘Parasakthi’ was released today,” read one of the tweets of Chidambaram.

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