Watch: Ramya heckled by Modi supporters for speaking against demonetisation, video goes viral

The video of Modi supporters protesting against Ramya's visit has gone viral on social media.

Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: November 19, 2016 3:40 pm
Ramya was heckled during her visit to a farmer's market in Mandya Ramya was heckled during her visit to a farmer’s market in Mandya

Actor and politician Ramya was heckled by a group of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s supporters in Mandya on Friday. The incident took place when Ramya was on a visit to a farmer’s market for speaking to the sellers about the impact of demonetisation. She wanted to know how the government’s decision to discontinue Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes to introduce new currency notes was treating them. However, the exercise backfired after a group of people raised pro-Modi slogans even as they dismissed her visit as a political stunt.

The video of Modi supporters protesting against Ramya’s visit has gone viral on social media. In the footage, demonstrators can be heard telling Ramya that people in the market were not facing any problem due to the demonetisation as they shouted pro-Modi slogans. Many even questioned her as to why she didn’t visit Mandya during the recent Cauvery water dispute.

Ramya is a former Lok Sabha Member from Mandya. She has strongly disapproved the government’s decision to kill the high-value banknotes.

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On Saturday, she shared a series of videos of her interaction with vendors at the Mandya market. “What the trolls or the TV channels who flap only their right-wing and therefore can’t fly, don’t want you to see – Mandya market,” she captioned her videos.

 

In another tweet, Ramya hit out at people who raised slogans against her. “Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.”

Earlier this year, a sedition case was filed against Ramya for praising the people of Pakistan and their hospitality. Responding to an observation made by Defence Minister Mohan Parrikar against Pakistan, Ramya had said, “I respectfully disagree, Pakistan is not hell, people there are just like us.”

Taking exception to her comments, a Karnataka-based lawyer filed a case of sedition against her.