New Delhi: The new #MeToo campaign is taking wrong practice and women habitually take two-four lakhs to fling allegations at men says Udit Raj the BJP parliamentarian, in a series of outrageous comments in support of actor Nana Patekar, who has been accused of sexually harassing a co-star 10 years ago.
With the help tweeter, Mr. Raj the BJP lawmaker tweeted “ The #MeToo campaign is necessary but what is the meaning of accusing someone of sexual harassment after 10 years? After years how can it be possible to verify the facts of the events? It must be considered that it can ruin the image of the person who has been accused. It is the beginning of a wrong practice”
While interacting with the media his statement becomes even worse “ Habitually women take two-four lakhs, level allegations on men and then pick another man. I accept it is in man’s nature. But are women perfect? Can it not be misused? A man’s life gets destroyed because of this”
The statement made by the BJP Lawmaker hit all wrong notes at a time women are coming out on social media to share their #MeToo experiences with powerful men in the media, films and the entertainment industry.
During the interview and interactions, Tanushree Dutta has alleged that Nana Patekar harassed her on the sets of “ Horn ‘ Ok’ pleassss” in 2018. However, Mr. Patekar has denied the charge. The actor revealed that he had answered the same questions about 10 years ago. “ Jhooth Toh Jhooth hi hai (a lie is a lie)”
In a complaint, it mentioned that “ Nana Patekar’s behavior was inappropriate towards me, he was on the set despite his work in the song was over. He grabbed me by the arm and pushed me towards him around on the pretext of teaching me how to dance”