In the rich and vast political landscape of India, celebrities have often been used as cannon fodder by politicians trying to score points for their parties.
In once such incident, Pune BJP MLA Pannalal Sakya criticised Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma for marrying in Italy. He took offence to the choice of the country for the famous marriage, even calling Virat Kohli ‘unpatriotic’.
The BJP MLA further accused Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma of splurging money in another country, and not India.
“In this country, Ram, Krishna, Vikramaditya, and Yudhisthira got married. And you people might have also married in this country or would get married. But no one among us goes abroad like he has gone. He earned his money and fame in India and took all of it abroad.” the MLA said.
The crowd was seen applauding in response to the BJP MLA’s controversial comments.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli tied the knot on December 11 in a private ceremony which took place in Italy. The wedding took place at a country-side resort which is located in a small village named Bibbiano in the Tuscany region of Italy.
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BJP MLA Pannalal Sakya questions Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s patriotism for marrying outside India pic.twitter.com/wJOSN2jgKn
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