Paresh Rawal: Actor Paresh Rawal on Friday (December 2) apologized for his remarks related to gas cylinders, Bengalis and fish in his speech during the Gujarat assembly elections, saying he was referring to illegal Bangladeshis and Rohingyas. This apology has been made on behalf of the actor after sharp criticism on social media from the Bengali community and some other people.
The former BJP MP and actor wrote on Twitter, naturally fish is not an issue as Gujaratis cook and eat fish. But let me make it clear that by Bengali I meant illegal Bangladeshis and Rohingyas. But despite this, if I have hurt your feelings and sensibilities, then I apologize.
of course the fish is not the issue as gujaratis do cook and eat fish. BUT LET ME CLARIFY BY BENGALI I MEANT ILLEGAL BANGLA DESHI N ROHINGYA. BUT STILL IF I HAVE HURT YOUR FEELINGS AND SENTIMENTS I DO APOLOGISE. https://t.co/MQZ674wTzq
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) December 2, 2022
Trinamool Congress not impressed by the apology
Even after the apology of former BJP MP and actor Paresh Rawal, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra did not appear to be much affected by this. He wrote on Twitter, Actually the person who makes Kemcho laugh and joke does not need to apologize. The other part of cooking fish like a Bengali is having a mind like a Bengali. Friends, this community has more Nobel laureates than any other Indian state.
what was the matter
Paresh Rawal raised the emotional election issue of gas cylinder prices in a BJP rally in Valsad district on Tuesday (November 29). Paresh Rawal had said, “Gas cylinders are expensive, but their cost will come down. People will also get employment. But what if Rohingya migrants and Bangladeshis start living around you like in Delhi? What will you do with gas cylinders? For Bengalis Will you cook fish?”
In the first phase of the two-phased assembly elections for 182 seats in Gujarat, votes were cast for 89 seats on Thursday (December 1), while for the remaining seats, voting will be held in the second phase on December 5. The counting of votes will take place on December 8.
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