For allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments, Maharashtra’s BJP MLA has approached the police to take action against the makers of the TV show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 12′ and megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
BJP MLA, Abhimanyu Pawar, from Latur district, said in a complaint to Latur SP Nikhil Pingale that action should be taken over a question asked during Friday’s ‘Karamveer Special‘ episode against Sony Entertainment Television and Amitabh Bachchan.
A copy of his two-page letter to the police officer, Mr. Pawar tweeted and posted, “There was an attempt to insult Hindus and create discord between Hindus and Buddhists who have been living in harmony,”.
In this episode, social activist Bezwada Wilson and actor Anup Soni were on the ‘hot seat’ opposite Amitabh Bachchan, who asked the following questions worth Rs 6.40 lakh:
On 25th December 1927, Dr. BR Ambedkar and his followers burned copies of which scripture? The options were: (A) Vishnu Purana (B) Bhagavad Gita, (C) Rigved, and (D) Manusmriti.
“In 1927, Dr. Ambedkar condemned the ancient Hindu text Manusmriti to ideologically justify caste discrimination and untouchability and burned its copies.” Amitabh Bachchan then said.
In his police complaint, Mr. Pawar said that “All the four options pertained to Hindu religion. It is clear that the motive behind this question was to hurt the sentiments of Hindus,”.
When Devendra Fadnavis was the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Pawar said, This question spreads the message that Hindu religious texts are about to burn and create animosity between Hindus and followers of Buddhism.
The question of the KBC episode offended some people online who accused the show of running “leftist propaganda”, while others said it hurt the feelings of Hindus.
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri shared a clip of the show on micro-blogging site Twitter and claimed KBC “hijacked by Commies”. “Innocent kids, learn this is how culture wars are won. It’s called coding,” he tweeted.