Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray is the latest name to have given his opinion on the ongoing #MeToo movement.
As per Thackeray, this campaign is nothing but a mere ploy to divert attention from the real issues that are troubling the common man. MNS Chief said that the campaign is not allowing people to focus and question the government on core issues such as skyrocketing petrol prices, dip in rupee value against dollar and unemployment in the country.
It seems it's being done to divert attention from petrol price,rupee value&unemployment.If anything like #MeToo happens,women can come to MNS. We'll teach a lesson to accused.Women must raise voice when they face oppression,not after 10 yrs: Raj Thackeray,MNS, in Amravati.(17.10) pic.twitter.com/gaTHsNklsS
— ANI (@ANI) October 17, 2018
Thackeray recently attended an event in Amravati, where he discussed the #MeToo movement in India. He also spoke about the infamous Nana Patekar controversy which had been flagged by Bollywood actor and Ex-Ms India Tanushree Dutta.
Living upto to his true controversial style of making statements, Raj Thackeray said that if any woman faces something unwarranted, she can approach the MNS for help, and they will in turn teach a lesson to the accused. However, he further added that women should raise their voice as and when they face oppression and not after ten years.
“It seems it’s being done to divert attention from petrol price, rupee value and unemployment. If anything like #MeToo happens, women can come to MNS. We’ll teach a lesson to accused. Women must raise their voice when they face oppression, not after 10 years,” he said.
Thackeray did call Patekar “indecent”, but was prompt to mention that the movement was a serious matter and should not be debated merely on social media.
He backed Nana by saying that he knew Patekar who did crazy things, but he didn’t think he could do such a thing (referring to allegations levied by Dutta).
“I know Nana Patekar, he is indecent. He does crazy things but I don’t think he can do such thing. Court will look into it. What is media to do with it? #MeToo is serious matter, debate over it on Twitter isn’t right,” the MNS chief said.
I know Nana Patekar; he is indecent. He does crazy things but I don't think he can do such thing. Court will look into it.What is media to do with it? #MeToo is serious matter,debate over it on Twitter isn't right: Raj Thackeray,Maharashtra Navnirman Sena(MNS),in Amravati.(17.10) pic.twitter.com/78raTmKG9N
— ANI (@ANI) October 17, 2018
A 2008 video has emerged where goons had vandalised Dutta’s car as she had decided to walk out of the film Horn Ok Pleasss. Tanushree had alleged that these goons belonged to Raj Thackeray’s MNS party in Maharashtra.
Not to miss another stunt by MNS when the youth wing of the party recently handed over a letter to makers of Bigg Boss 12 threatening them of violence if Tanushree entered the show.
The #MeToo movement began in India particularly after Actress Tanushree Dutta levelled allegations of sexual misconduct against fellow actor Nana Patekar during the shooting of of their film ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’ in 2008.
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