A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged BJP activists to stop making superfluous comments on trivial topics such as Indian movies, the Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Narottam Mishra, stated that the Prime Minister’s words are significant for party members.
Mishra had complained about Deepika Padukone’s dress in the “Pathaan” song “Besharam Rang” last month. Previously, while protecting Indian culture and customs, the minister has also raised objections to specific elements in other films and online series.
According to party sources, in his presentation to the BJP national executive on Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi urged party workers to desist from making unwarranted comments on inconsequential topics such as movies, stating that they put the party’s development goal on the back burner. When asked about Modi’s remarks and whether his name was mentioned, Mishra, who is also the spokesperson for the government of Madhya Pradesh, told reporters, “Nobody was named, but his (PM Modi’s) every word, the sentence is essential to us, which is why all the workers have drawn inspiration from them.
His teachings have always influenced our behaviour and behaviour and will continue to be in the future.” Mishra, a powerful minister in the government of Shivraj Singh Chouhan, is frequently in the news for his provocative remarks, whether they concern films or other political party leaders.
Last month, while protesting Deepika Padukone’s saffron attire in a song from “Pathaan,” Mishra warned that if certain portions were not “fixed,” the government would consider taking action against the film’s screening.
In the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) case, Mishra had also claimed that Padukone was a supporter of the “Tukde Tukde gang.” Padukone visited the JNU in January 2020 to support the students protesting campus violence.
Before identifying “faults” in the song “Besharm Rang” and requesting their correction, Mishra had threatened legal action against the producers of another Bollywood film, “Adipurush,” based on the epic Ramayana, if portions depicting Hindu holy characters in a “wrong” way were not deleted.
After outcry, he directed officials in July to submit a First Information Report (FIR) on a controversial poster for the film “Kaali” by Leena Manimekalai.