New Delhi: Bollywood actress Richa Chadha is often in headlines for her social media posts and controversial statements. Now once again she has become the center of discussion regarding one of her tweets. However, seeing the matter heating up, he has shared another tweet apologizing.
What is the whole matter?
In fact, the whole affair started after the actress issued a statement on Tuesday by Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, in which he wrote, “The Indian Army is fully prepared to take back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.” Retweeting this statement, Richa added in the caption “Galwan hi keh raha hai (Galwan says hi).” What was it then people started trolling the actress regarding the skirmish between the Indian and Chinese Army in the year 2020.
As soon as the actress posted this, the tweet became increasingly viral and people started reacting as well as raising objections. Many people called the actress statement ‘outrageous’, while some people called it ‘shameful’. When the matter increased, the actress also gave her clarification on this.
In her apology, Richa Chadha said that her grandfather, a “lieutenant colonel”, was shot in the leg in the Sino-Indian war. “My maternal uncle was a paratrooper. It’s in my blood. An entire family is affected when a son gets martyred or even injured while saving the country which is made up of people like us and I personally know how it feels. It is an emotional issue. for me.”
Richa wrote in the tweet, my intention with the tweet was not to insult the army. My three words were dragged into the controversy. I am sorry if anyone has felt bad. He said that my grandfather himself was in the army and was on the post of lieutenant colonel. He was shot in the leg in the Indo-China war. My maternal uncle was also a paratrooper. It’s in my blood. If there is a martyr in the army, then the whole family is affected by it. Even if someone is injured in the army, it is painful. This is an emotional issue for me.
— RichaChadha (@RichaChadha) November 24, 2022
BJP leader condemned
Politics also started heating up on the tweet of the actress. The BJP released a video statement condemning the actress’ “Galwan hi keh raha hai” tweet. It states that “India and Indians respect the Army and the Armed Forces. When our army chief says something, we respect it. It is unfortunate that someone decides to make fun of the Army by posting something on social media.”
To install Disgraceful Tweet. Should be withdrawn at the earliest. Insulting our armed forces is not justified. https://t.co/eetOjHrDor
— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) October 23, 2022
Another BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa tweeted, “Disgraceful tweet. It should be withdrawn at the earliest. It is not fair to insult our armed forces.”