During a session of the Telangana assembly, BJP Legislator T Raja Singh put forth the demand to remove known tennis star Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of Telangana because she is ”bahu of Pakistan”.
The one-sided feud between India and Pakistan has taken an interesting turn. Pakistani actors and singers are under intense criticism by the Indian nationals. However, recent comments by T Raja Singh, BJP legislator in the Telangana assembly shows a new direction to this ‘war’. Singh is widely known for his controversial and agitating comments. He, recently, in a video message to Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that it was time to cut off all ‘ties’ and ‘links’ with Pakistan in all forms.
”The way Pakistan-backed terrorists killed our brave Indian soldiers in an attack at Pulwama in Kashmir was unpardonable. The entire country has condemned the dastardly act perpetrated by our neighbouring country.” – Singh said in the video.
Singh’s comments came after the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir in which a suicide bomber from Jaish-e-Muhammad killed 40 CREF personnel travelling to Srinagar in a bus.
He appreciated KCR (K Chandrasekhar Rao) for dropping all his birthday celebrations that were to be held on Sunday, in respect of the killed soldiers. The BJP MLA requested the Chief Minister to show the same ‘spirit’ and remove Sania Mirza as Telangana’s brand ambassador. He also said that Sania Mirza ‘ceased’ to be an Indian, as she married a Pakistani.
”When the Indian government is making every attempt to isolate Pakistan and cutting off all its relations with the country in every field, it is not appropriate to continue Sania, a Pakistani Bahu, as the state’s brand ambassador” – T Raja Singh stated.
Singh said that there were other famous figures like Sania Nehwal, PV Sindhu and VVS Laxman who have made India proud and brought medals home, any one of them could be picked. Sania Mirza married Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik in April 2010. They both spend most of the time in Dubai. She also gave birth to a baby boy in Hyderabad on October 30th last year.
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