BJP MLA raises questions on patriotism of Virat Kohli for marrying in Italy, triggers row

Guna [MP]: BJP MLA raised questions on the patriotism of cricketer Virat Kohli for marrying in Italy.

According to the news published in India Today, BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh, Panna Lal Shakya while inaugurating Skill India Centre in Guna said that Virat Kohli cannot be a patriot as he went to Italy to get married despite earning fame in India. He further said, “Lord Ram and Krishna got married here”.

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“Such persons cannot be an inspiration to Indians”, he added.

He expressed same views for Anushka Sharma, India Today reported.

Continuing his criticism, he said, “Dancers of Italy become billionaires in India and you [Kohli] took the wealth of India out of the country”.

Reacting on this issue, opposition Congress Party said that it is due to the results of Gujarat Polls.

Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesman Pankaj Chaturvedi condemned BJP MLA’s statements and said that such strategy will not help BJP in Madhya Pradesh.

It may be mentioned that Election in Madhya Pradesh is scheduled to be held in 2018.