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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?