Munnabhai’s ‘Gandhigiri’ puts him in trouble this timeb

April 18th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI  

Sanjay Dutt New Delhi, Apr. 18 (ANI): A notice has been issued to Bollywood actor and Samajwadi Party General Secretary Sanjay Dutt for allegedly passing a “sexist remark” on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.

During an election rally in Pratapgarh on Saturday, Dutt offered ‘jaadu ki jhappi’ to Mayawati who, he said, could not do any developmental work in the region.

“I will give Mayawati a hug and a kiss (jaadu ki jhappi). In her governance there are taps but no water, bulbs but no electricity, and hospitals without beds,” Dutt said at an election rally in Pratapgarh on April 17, 2009.

The District Magistrate of Pratapgarh issued a notice to him for passing sexist comments against Mayawati.

Dutt played the lead protagonist in popular movie, Munna Bhai Lage Raho, which promoted the concept of “Gandhigiri.” The concept advoicates Gandhian ideals like truth and non-violence in contemporary terms.

This was the second controversy for Dutt this week, a television report.

On Tuesday, an FIR was registered against Dutt for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by making communal remarks in an election rally in Mau district.

Dutt had said, “When I was in police custody I was given third degree by them because I am son of a Muslim lady.”

The district administration of Mau reacted promptly in the matter and filed a complaint against Sanjay Dutt for violating the Model Code of Conduct. (ANI)

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