Former Air Vice Marshal slams Raj Thackeray’s 5 Cr ‘penalty’ in a series of powerful tweets

Raj Thackeray has asked the producers of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil to pay Rs 5 Cr to Army relief fund.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:October 22, 2016 8:20 pm
Former Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur Former Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur

Maharashta Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray laid down conditions for the makers of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ before finally calling off the protest his party has been staging against it for weeks now. He said the producers of all the films with Pakistani actors in it will have to give Rs 5 crore to the Army relief fund and will also have to give in writing that they’ll not cast any Pakistani artists in the future.

People on social media are furious at what they are calling ‘settlement’ and can’t fathom Thackeray’s move. Many have even called it ‘extortion’. But in a series of powerful tweets that have gone viral on social media, former Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur slammed Thackeray’s decision. “I served four decades in uniform- and never did I live on extorted money. What’s this happening in my country???? Indian Armed Forces cannot, and SHUD NOT, become crutches 4pol ambitions. Unfortunately, this is the trend seen in recent past,” he wrote.

Read his tweets here.

A user questioned him what his reaction would be if the government imposed Army cess. Here’s what he said.

People lauded him for his statements. What do you have to say?

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    pk
    Oct 23, 2016 at 4:58 am
    If someone's business profit is on the cost of national sentiments , then he must pay some cost to the nation. Or better stop asking for generous donations in times of war or calamity
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    1. P
      pk
      Oct 23, 2016 at 4:55 am
      Is he not behaving as a politician by linking political issues with armed forces
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      1. P
        pk
        Oct 23, 2016 at 4:54 am
        Is this retired officer a authorised spokesperson for GOI or armed forces.
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        1. P
          pk
          Oct 23, 2016 at 4:56 am
          It's only his individual comments
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          1. P
            pk
            Oct 23, 2016 at 4:59 am
            Some persons should consider themselves as individuals only , not the organisation. These people oare not the only crusader of ethics and morality
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              Onkar Singh
              Oct 22, 2016 at 3:46 pm
              Salute to the Air Vice Marshall.Armed Forces Officers have respect for their uniforms.They are the only insutions left who have self respect for themselves,for the country and countrymen.They lay down their lives selflessly,that is the mark of their valour.But the political cl play with their dead bodies as during Vajpayee's term they pla with the coffins meant for the mart soldiers on the battlefield.But some how the country has forgotten that incident.We are thankful to the Vice Air Marshall for reminding the country they won't touch the extorted money of the politicians.Jai Jawans.Jai Hind!
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                monu
                Oct 23, 2016 at 2:40 am
                bjp and its allies(shivsena etc) and its allies to be(MNS etc) love votes and not indian armed forces
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                  monu
                  Oct 23, 2016 at 2:44 am
                  raj thakrey is a goon who killed his own countrymen for votes remember biharis killed by mns and now he decided that he is the big brother of indian army
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