Letter to PM over mob lynching: B. Gopalakrishnan slams director Adoor
Kozhikode: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state spokesperson B. Gopalakrishnan has criticised eminent film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan for sending a letter to Prime Minster Narendra Modi over mob lynching incidents.
Taking to Facebook, B. Gopalakrishnan said that if Adoor is unable to tolerate Jai Shri Ram chants, he could change his name and go to another planet. If Adoor does not want to listen to Jai Shri Ram chants, he can go to the moon, the BJP leader added.
“The people voted us to chant Jai Shri Ram and we will continue to do so. If necessary, we will chant Jai Shri Ram in front of Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s house. That’s a democratic right,” he added in the post.
As many as 49 celebrities from different backgrounds have joined forces to address the issue and come out with the letter, dated July 23 addressed to Prime Minister Modi.
Celebrities including Anurag Kashyap, Aparna Sen, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Mani Ratnam and Konkona Sen Sharma, have written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing their concerns over the growing the cases of lynching in India.
Among the signatories are Shyam Benegal, Riddhi Sen, Ramchandra Guha, Binayak Sen, Soumitra Chatterjee, Revathy, Shubha Mudgal, Anupam Roy amongst others.
(With inputs from IANS)