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Congress drops Supriya Shrinate as candidate for LS polls over her remarks on Kangana Ranaut
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In image Supriya Shrinate & Kangana Ranaut/ courtesy: Facebook

Congress drops Supriya Shrinate as candidate for LS polls over her remarks on Kangana Ranaut

| @indiablooms | 28 Mar 2024, 12:45 am

New Delhi/IBNS: The Congress Wednesday dropped Supriya Shrinate as a candidate from the constituency she contested in 2019, amid outrage over her remarks on actor Kangana Ranaut, the Bharatiya Janata Party's pick from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi.

Shrinate had contested the last Lok Sabha polls from Uttar Pradesh's Maharajganj but lost to BJP's Pankaj Chaudhary.

This time, Congress has named Virendra Chaudhary as its choice from the seat, dropping Shrinate, who is caught in a massive political controversy over her post on Kangana Ranaut.

Surpiya Shrinate's remarks on Kangana:

A massive row erupted following Congress leader Supriya Shrinate's Instagram post on Kangana Ranaut just weeks ahead of the beginning of the Lok Sabha elections.

Shrinate posted a picture of Kangana with a caption which triggered a massive row.

Hitting back at the Congress spokesperson, Kangana, who has secured a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi, posted a screenshot of the post on her X handle.

In the X post, Kangana called out Shrinate and highlighted how she portrayed all kinds of women on screen in a career spanning 20 years.

She wrote, "Dear Supriya ji In the last 20 years of my career as an artist I have played all kinds of women. From a naive girl in Queen to a seductive spy in Dhaakad, from a goddess in Manikarnika to a demon in Chandramukhi, from a prostitute in Rajjo to a revolutionary leader in Thalaivii."

In her defence, Shrinate later said the post had been made without her knowledge.

"Many people have access to my Facebook and Instagram accounts. Someone from them made an extremely inappropriate post today. As soon as I came to know, I deleted that post. Everyone who knows me knows I can never make personal and indecent comments towards any woman," she said.

The National Commission of Women has also sent a letter to the Election Commission calling for action against Shrinate.

The Election Commission has also sought response from Shrinate over her remarks.

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