New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a sedition case was filed against actress-turned-politician Ramya by a lawyer in Karnataka for saying that `Pakistan is not hell`.
As questions were being raised over invoking a colonial-era law to curb free speech, the Aam Aadmi Party leader took to Twitter to target the PM, who visited Pakistan last year on the occasion of the birthday of his Pak counterpart Nawaz Sharif.
Here is what he wrote on Twitter:
मोदी जी तो नवाज़ शरीफ़ के जनमदिन पर गए थे, ISI को पठानकोट बुलाया था। इस पैमाने से तो .... https://t.co/b68AFkMU6K
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 23, 2016
As 33-year-old Ramya's remarks triggered a bitter backlash on social media and BJP and ABVP workers staged protests terming her remarks "anti-national", the actress stood her ground and ruled out tendering any apology, saying she has not said anything wrong.
The private complaint in a court in Somwarpet in Kodagu district sought action on sedition and other charges against her for "insulting" Indian patriots by her remark that "Pakistan is not hell".
Her remarks came as a veiled counter to comments of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who while lashing out at Islamabad for promoting terror, had said last week, "going to Pakistan is same as going to hell."