Bihar government distributed free tickets for The Kashmir Files Opposition gets Angry
Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad told the House that a complimentary show of the film has been organized for all the MLAs, after which tickets for the film were distributed to them.
Patna: Bihar News: The members of the Bihar Legislative Assembly were given free tickets for The Kashmir Files on Monday.
These tickets were made available to the members by Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad, but most of the opposition members tore the tickets expressing their protest on the issue inside and outside the house.
Members of the opposition said that a film is being deliberately made an issue of politics.
Ideological differences were evident among the members of the Bihar Legislative Assembly regarding the film when the opposition members boycotted the special screening of the film ‘The Kashmir Files’.
Vivek Agnihotri’s film focuses on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits during the height of terrorism in the Valley. Members of the opposition alleged that the state government was promoting the alleged agenda of the BJP by doing so.
Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad told the House that a complimentary show of the film has been organized for all the MLAs, after which free tickets for The Kashmir Files were distributed to them.
When the Zero Hour began in the House, the opposition members intensified and members of the main opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) also started shouting slogans in support of the CPI (ML) members and came in front of the podium during which they Tear off the tickets and tossed them in the air.
On this, Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha expressed displeasure and asked the members to respect the glorious ‘legacy’ of the House and adjourned the proceedings of the House about half an hour before the lunch recess to be held at one o’clock.
Outside the house, both sides leveled allegations against each other. CPI(ML) MLA Ajit Kushwaha said, “This is a clever attempt by the BJP to further its communal agenda.
In the past, many films have been made on all kinds of issues. But never before has the government seen an attempt to encourage a film like this.
He said, “BJP is intoxicated with victory in UP elections where Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has acquired the nickname of ‘Bulldozer Baba’. Now she wants to run a bulldozer on the poor of Bihar.
We will not allow this to happen.” He said that tomorrow we will bring an adjournment motion on the issue of inciting communal feelings by Union Minister Giriraj Singh.
It is noteworthy that the Lok Sabha member from Begusarai had alleged that Hindus were allegedly facing “persecution” in his constituency and attributed it to the politics of appeasement.
Singh is considered an opponent of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. At the same time, BJP MLAs Haribhushan Thakur Bachaul and Sanjay Sarogi also alleged that “whenever the issue of the occupation of cowshed by the mafia is raised, the opposition creates a ruckus.
The issue was raised for the fourth time in the current session, but the opposition disrupts proceedings on one pretext or the other.
Hitting out at the film, young CPI(ML) MLA and former JNU student Sandeep Sourav said, “It is not a mere coincidence that there have been many such incidents when people are raising objectionable slogans and even after watching the film.” They are beating up Muslims.
Meanwhile, the deputy chief minister appealed to the opposition members to “not have any prejudice about a film made with good intentions”.