‘Tukde tukde mindset’: MP minister slams Richa Chadha's Galwan tweet

Published on Nov 26, 2022 05:21 PM IST

In a video statement shared on his Twitter handle, Narottam Mishra said actor Richa Chadha should learn to differentiate between the army and cinema.

Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra and actor Richa Chadha.
Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra and actor Richa Chadha.
By, New Delhi

Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra on Saturday alleged that actor Richa Chadha's tweet on the 2020 Galwan Valley clash showed her “tukde-tukde” mentality. The minister also said has received a complaint against the actor and has forwarded the same to the police for a legal opinion.

Chadha had tweeted "Galwan says hi" in response to the Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi's statement that the Indian Army is “waiting for orders from the govt (sic)” in reclaiming Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). He tweet triggered a severe backlash on social media, with netizens, including celebrities and politicians, criticising her for mocking the sacrifice of the Indian Armed forces.

In a video statement shared on his Twitter handle, Mishra said the actor should learn to differentiate between the army and cinema. "There is a difference between reel and real life," the minister said, daring Chadha to lead the life of a soldier, who lives in extreme weather conditions to protect the country.

"Your comment has hurt the patriots. This comment shows her 'tukde-tukde' mentality. I have received a complaint against her and have sent it to the police for a legal opinion," Mishra said.

"Tukde-Tukde" is a term often used by right-wing parties to attack the opposition, particularly Left and Left-backed outfits as well as those who support them.

Mishra also pointed out that Chadha hadn't spoken a word on the murder of Shraddha Walkar, 27, who was sawed into 35 pieces allegedly by her live-in partner Aaftab Amin Poonawala at their house in south Delhi's Mehrauli.

Following the backlash, the actor had issued an apology on social media, saying she didn't intend to hurt the sentiments of the Indian Army.

India and China are locked in a long border standoff in eastern Ladakh for over 29 months. The bilateral relationship came under severe strain following the clash in Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh in June 2020.

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