Marathi actor Sharad Ponkshe draws Mumbai BJP chief's ire over RSS comment

Noted Marathi stage, television and film actor Sharad Ponkshe was the target of a diatribe by Mumbai Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Ashish Shelar over his remarks about RSS. 

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 23, 2016, 14:24 PM IST

Mumbai: Noted Marathi stage, television and film actor Sharad Ponkshe was the target of a diatribe by Mumbai Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Ashish Shelar over his remarks about RSS. 

"Sharad Ponkshe joined Shiv Sena after being in RSS for a long time. He is free. But hope he acknowledges what he got from the RSS,” Shelar said.

The BJP leader was reacting to comments by the actor during an interaction at the all Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Sammelan (National Drama Meet), which concluded yesterday in neighbouring Thane city near Mumbai. 

"They teach you to use sticks in RSS but when it comes to fighting, they take ‘baudhik’ (intellectual discourse),” Ponkshe had said.

"Ponkshe did a childish analysis of RSS," Shelar said.