After receiving severe backlash from the BJP, actress Richa Chadha apologizes and deletes her tweet about Galwan.
Ram Kadam, a BJP leader, and Maharashtra MLA, slammed Bollywood actor Richa Chadha for her comments about the 2020 Galwan clash, in which several Indian Army soldiers died.
“Will she (Richa Chadha) disrespect our soldiers to get in the news and get publicity?” Ram Kadam asked. What happened to her? Our soldiers guard our country day and night, leaving their families behind. We should honor them by bowing our heads.
“How will this actress who has this mindset understand their dedication sitting in an air-conditioned room?” he added.
“The entire nation wants her to apologize to our soldiers,” Kadam continued.
On Wednesday, Richa had reacted to Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi’s statement that the Indian Army is ready to execute orders like taking back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Sharing a post on the statement, Richa tweeted, “Galwan says hi.” As soon as she tweeted this, all hell broke loose on social media and people started to slam her for allegedly insulting the army by talking about the 2020 clash between India and China.
Richa Chadha said in her apology tweet “Even though it can never be my intention in the least, if the 3 words which are being dragged into a controversy have offended or hurt anyone, I apologise and also say that it would sadden me if even unintentionally my words have triggered this feeling in my brothers in the fauj (army) of which my own Nanaji has been an illustrious part”.