Abhimanyu Pawar, a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the 3rd of November, approached the Maharashtra Police and demanded action against Amitabh Bachchan.
According to sources, the BJP MLA from Ausa constituency from Latur district asked the police to file a First Information Report (FIR) against Mr. Bachchan for a question asked in Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) 12.
Mr. Pawar said the question asked in the 12th season of KBC hurt the sentiments of Hindus.
Abhimanyu Pawar registered a complaint with Superintendent of Police (SP) of Latur Nikhil Pingle.
Abhimanyu Pawar said action should be taken against Bachchan and Sony Entertainment Television over a question asked during Friday’s Karamveer special episode.
Abhimanyu Pawar took to Twitter, “There was an attempt to insult Hindus and create discord between Hindus and Buddhists who have been living in harmony.”
The episode had social activist Bezwada Wilson and actor Anup Soni in the hot seat opposite Bachchan, who asked the following question, worth Rs. 6.40 lakh.
The question asked was, On 25th December 1927, Dr B R Ambedkar and his followers burned copies of which scripture?
The options were: (A) Vishnu Purana (B) Bhagavad Gita, (C) Rigved and (D) Manusmriti.
Bachchan then said, “In 1927, Ambedkar condemned the ancient Hindu text Manusmriti to ideologically justify caste discrimination and untouchability and burned its copies.”
Abhimanyu Pawar in his complaint said, “All the four options pertained to Hindu religion. It is clear that the motive behind this question was to hurt the sentiments of Hindus.” He further added, “This question spreads the message that Hindu religious scriptures are meant for burning and triggers enmity between Hindus and followers of Buddhism.”
Netizens also showed anger and reacted negatively about the question. They said the KBC episode question said it was a “leftist propaganda.”
The police is yet to register a FIR.
Stay tuned for further updates.