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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice President Baijayant Jay Panda on Thursday lashed out at Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal over his sarcastic remarks on 'The Kashmir Files' and making the movie tax free.

Several states across the country have made 'The Kashmir Files' tax-free. However, Kejriwal said that if filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri wanted everyone to watch the movie, he should release it on YouTube so that it is available to everyone.

Reacting to Kejriwal's statement, Panda took to Twitter and said, "Bad enough that #ArvindKejriwal made other movies tax free but denies it to one that finally shows Kashmir Hindus’ ethnic cleansing. But his sarcastic sneering about it in assembly shows a sick mind. Remember it every time this anarchist hides his true self behind faux patriotism."



Earlier on Thursday, while reacting to the demand for making 'The Kashmir Files' tax-free, during the ongoing Delhi Assembly session, Kejriwal asked, "Where is the question of making it (the film) tax-free," 

His remarks came a day after BJP leaders demanded that the 'The Kashmir Files' be made tax-free in the national capital during the ongoing Budget session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly.

Taking a jibe at BJP leaders demanding to make the film tax-free in Delhi, Kejriwal said that "He (Agnihotri) has earned crores in the name of Kashmiri Pandits and you are putting up posters on the walls".

"Few years back, a film titled 'Bunty Aur Babli' was released wherein some characters could be seen raising slogans to fulfil their demands, but when the leader asks what are their demands, they appeared unaware of the same," Kejriwal said. 

Further, he went on to add that some people were raising slogans during the LG's speech on Wednesday, some demanding to make 'The Kashmir Files' tax-free, some others talking about closing liquor shops.

Without taking names, Kejriwal said that "they only say what they have been asked to say."

"Inside this House, they praised the farm laws, and after they were repealed, they praised that move too. Then they protested against liquor shops. Now they have come up with 'The Kashmir Files'... I have only one request for all of you, think about the nation," Kejriwal said on the floor of the House.

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