Entertainment News, National, Mumbai, December 2:-Days after Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut made a false claim on social media about a 73-year-old woman farmer in Punjab for her participation in the farm protest, the woman in question has said she is motivated enough to go to Delhi even now and be part of the stir.
On November 29, Ranaut made a false claim about the 90-year-old Bilkis from Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh protests, better known to the world as “Dadi”. In a Twitter post that has since been deleted, the actress claimed that Bano was available for hire to make appearances in protests for “Rs 100”.
After being criticised, she deleted the tweet.
In her tweet, Ranaut said: “She is the same Dadi who was named by Time Magazine as India’s most powerful person…And she is available in Rs 100”. She added that “Pakistani” journalists had “hijacked PR for India in an embarrassing way. “We need more our own people to speak for us internationally”.
Her son also confirmed that though Bilkis did plan to join the protest, she had not yet made an appearance.
The fact-check also found that the image was shared by other platforms such as Amar Ujala on November 27 while describing a convoy of women who came to Delhi as part of the protests. The origin of the photo remains unverified. However, in the photo, the women can be seen with Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) flags and wearing yellow scarves – the uniform of women farmers belonging to the organisation.
The image could in fact be from 2015 when a large number of women in yellow scarves from the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) led protests against the Centre’s farm bills in Chandigarh.