Controversy has arisen over the participation of film stars in Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra. BJP leaders have alleged that the film stars who are participating in the Congress yatra are being paid. BJP has also claimed that many actors will be involved in the proposed yatra in Madhya Pradesh for which they will be paid. It has been told that the actors will have to travel with Rahul Gandhi for only 15 minutes in the month of November, for which they can also choose the time slot. Instead, they will be given suitable remuneration.
Who is still involved with Rahul Gandhi
Many film stars have joined Rahul Gandhi in the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Dozens of film actor-actresses including Bollywood actresses Pooja Bhatt, Riya Sen, Rashmi Desai, Sushant Singh, Amol Palekar have so far joined them in the journey.
Other than refurbishing Rahul Gandhi’s credential as a leader, all that his Yatra has achieved is enable rise of a self serving coterie around him, which is doing more harm by this kind of paid PR.
But who are these people willing to associate with Rahul even for some money? 🤷♂️ https://t.co/5eRSMpAUso
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) November 22, 2022
BJP alleged that film stars are bringing money
The BJP has alleged that film stars involved in Rahul Gandhi’s visit are paid. They are being given money to come on the yatra. BJP leaders on Tuesday claimed that actors are paid to walk with the Congress leader. In support, an anonymous WhatsApp forward was shared, calling for the participation of actors in Madhya Pradesh. According to the WhatsApp message, film stars can choose a time slot for a 15-minute walk with Rahul Gandhi in November. In return, they will be given remuneration. BJP leader Amit Malviya tweeted that to improve Rahul Gandhi’s image as a leader, his circle and people around him are bringing in film stars. Due to these stars being called by paying money, their PR is doing more harm than good.
Maharashtra Congress leader Sachin Sawant said that the WhatsApp message forwarded by the BJP did not have any name or number. BJP is a bundle of lies. BJP has an old habit of defaming people. Are the artists who go to meet PM Modi also paid? He said that don’t those people remember the tweets of celebrities on petrol diesel prices during the UPA government and during the farmer s’ protest? Everyone knows that it takes courage to stand against the autocratic and divisive agenda of the BJP. He said that the uneasiness of the BJP is telling how correct the stand of the artists is. Today’s statement of PM against Bharat Joda Yatra and such malicious propaganda by BJP only reaffirms our resolve and proves that Yatra is on the right track.