Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan Gives Zero Hour Notice To Discuss Conspiracy To Defame Bollywood
On the second day of the Monsoon Session in Parliament, the Samajwadi Party MP (Member of Parliament) Jaya Bachchan gave a Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha to discuss conspiracy to defame the film industry. MPs can raise issues in the Zero Hour only after the approval of the Speaker.
In the Parliament, she said that “People in the industry are being flogged by social media. People who have made their names in Bollywood have called it gutter.” The death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has led to anger among fans. On social media, fans have called out nepotism in Bollywood like never before. Fans also want action on the alleged drug menace in the industry.
What You Should Know
- Jaya Bachchan gave a Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha to discuss conspiracy to defame the film industry.
- She said “Government must stand with the entertainment industry. Just because of few people, its image cannot be tarnished.”
She hits out at BJP MP Ravi Kishan for deteriorating the name of Bollywood.
- Bachchan was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2004 and 2006 and 2012 and then re-elected in 2018.
In this context, Congress lawmaker Anand Sharma also raised the issue of mental health reported News 18.
A lot of debate is going on Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged suicide and the drug links case against Rhea Chakraborty. She has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with the drug probe around Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Jaya Bachchan raised this issue and said that “Government must stand with the entertainment industry. Just because of few people, its image cannot be tarnished.” She said, “I hope that the government tells such people not to use this kind of language.”
People in the entertainment industry are being flogged by social media. People who made their names in the industry have called it a gutter. I completely disagree. I hope that govt tells such people not to use this kind of language: MP Jaya Bachchan in Rajya Sabha pic.twitter.com/3OkeUrXnqP
— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2020
Ravi Kishan on Bollywood
On Monday, BJP MP Ravi Kishan raised the issue of drug trafficking in the Lok Sabha. He said the drug menace has affected Bollywood. Subsequently, he asked the government to take strict action against those involved in drug trafficking, reported India Today.
He further added that drugs reportedly come into India from China and Pakistan.
Speaking on BJP MP Ravi Kishan, Bachchan has said, “just because there are some people, you can’t tarnish the image of the entire industry. I am ashamed that yesterday one of our members in Lok Sabha, who is from the film industry, spoke against it. It is a shame,” reported India Today.
Sagrika Giri is an intern with SheThePeople.TV
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