Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor on Thursday said actor Kangana Ranaut’s comment that India attained freedom in 2014 and what the country got in 1947 was charity is an insult to freedom fighters.

The actor made the comment on Wednesday at the Times Now Summit. “It wasn’t azaadi [freedom] but bheek [alms], and the freedom came in 2014,” she had said in an apparent reference to the year in which the Bharatiya Janata Party was elected to power. She is an ardent supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party.

Reacting to her remark, Kapoor tweeted: “Being the son of a freedom fighter and coming from the family of freedom fighters, Kangana Ranaut’s statement that India’s Independence was given in bheek, I find it the biggest abuse of freedom and an insult to the sacrifice of freedom fighters.”

He said he wished that the judicial system of India took cognisance of…

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