Writer Shobhaa De in trouble for 'hurting Marathi sentiments' - RNews1 Network

Writer Shobhaa De in trouble for 'hurting Marathi sentiments'

Writer Shobha De, Shiv Sena, Marathi Sentiment, MLA Pratap Sarnik
Mumbai : Shiv Sena MLA from Thane moved a breach of privilege motion against Writer Shobha De in the legislature, demanding an apology from her for “hurting Marathi sentiments.” De finds herself in trouble over remarks she made against the state government’s decision mandating multiplexes to screen Marathi films in prime time slots.

De, reacting to the development, expressed amusement and asserted that she was a “proud Maharashtrian” and a lover of Marathi films.

Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik, raising a point of propriety in the assembly, said De had hurt the sentiments of the House.

Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik, from Owala-Majiwada segment in Thane, moved the motion yesterday, accusing De of insulting the legislature and the Marathi language, and hurting sentiments of the Marathi people. Sarnaik has sought an apology from De.

Joining the anti-De chorus in the Assembly was his party and ally BJP. A breach of privilege motion is used by an MP or MLA to punish a person, who they feel, have committed a contemptuous act against the Parliament or legislature.

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