Shiv Sena seeks to move privilege motion against Shobhaa De

Shiv Sena seeks to move privilege motion against Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De had tweeted to object to the Maharashtra government's decision regarding Marathi films.

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Columnist Shobhaa De (Express photo)

The Shiv Sena today objected to columnist Shobhaa De’s tweet regarding Maharashtra government’s decision to make it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films during the prime time slot, and sought to move a
breach of privilege motion against her.

Sena legislator Pratap Sarnaik, through point of propriety, in the Legislative Assembly said that the novelist
had hurt the sentiments of the House which had whole-heartedly welcomed culture minister Vinod Tawde’s announcement that screening of Marathi films would be made mandatory during the prime time slot. He then sought to move a breach of privilege motion against her.


Similarly the screening of a short film on Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian cinema, in theatres before start
of a film was also a good move, he said.

De had tweeted on Tuesday asking whether popcorn in multiplexes would be replaced by ‘dahi misal’ and ‘vada pav’. She also hit out against Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for practising high-handedness.

She tweeted today expressing shock at the previlege motion and added that she has always been a proud Maharashtrian.

Speaker Haribhau Bagde asked Sarnaik to submit the notice to him first.

In a controversial move, the BJP-Shiv Sena state government yesterday decided to make it mandatory for
multiplexes across the state to screen Marathi films during the prime time slot between 6 and 9 PM.

The decision will be implemented after amending the existing rules, Tawde had announced in the state Assembly.

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