Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut has been in national media since she started being vocal about Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide. What started as a war on nepotism and “Justice for Sushant”, a series of dramatic events has shifted the topic to consumption of drugs in Bollywood. She further went on to compare Mumbai with POK(Pakistan Occupied Kashmir), and challenged anyone to stop her visiting Mumbai on September 9th after receiving a lot of political backlash from the leaders of Shiv Sena party. BMC demolished part of her Bandra office citing illegal construction after her visit.
In a recent interview on Times Now with Navika Kumar, Kangana claimed that she was forced to vote for Shiv Sena Party due to its alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. She said, “I am a BJP supporter, why should I vote for Shiv Sena? See I don’t understand politics, I am very naive. I don’t know why these groupisms happen but I was forced to put my hand on Shiv Sena button because there was no option of BJP. Their alliance for those areas was only and only Shiv Sena so I voted for them and this is the treatment I am getting.”
Shiv Sena and BJP contested Maharashtra State and General Elections together, later Shiv Sena separated from BJP and formed Government in Maharashtra in an alliance with NCP and Congress.
I voted for Sena though I support BJP. But I was ‘forced’ to vote due to their alliance: Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam), Actor tells Navika Kumar on #FranklySpeakingWithKangana. pic.twitter.com/XlFh0ngmxI
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) September 16, 2020
If Kangana Ranaut is talking about Vidhan Sabha election, the area in which her vote was registered comes under Bandra East constituency. In the 2019 Vidhan Sabha Election, Av. Ashis Shelar of BJP contested from “Vandre West (Bandra West) in an alliance with Shiv Sena. Also, according to an article published on Amar Ujala, Kangana was not in Mumbai during Vidhan Sabha Election as she went to Delhi to meet PM Modi on 19th OCT and couldn’t return back by polling day.
When it comes to Lok Sabha ELections, according to a tweet by ANI, Kangana did vote on 29th APRIL, in Mumbai. ANI tweets “Actor Kangana Ranaut after casting her vote at a polling booth in Khar.” Khar, comes under the Mumbai Suburban district, which is a part of the Bandra West assembly constituency and Mumbai North Central Lok Sabha constituency. BJP (in alliance with Shiv Sena) candidate Poonam Mahajan contested and won from Mumbai North Central constituency.
— ANI (@ANI) April 29, 2019
BJP Candidate Poonam Mahajan coming out from polling booth, Worli.
— ANI (@ANI) April 29, 2019
So, Kangana’s claim that she was forced to vote Shiv Sena due to the BJP-Sena alliance is found to be false. When an India Today Journalist @kamleshsutar called out her fake claims on twitter, she threatened him of Legal action. She tried to justify her statement by saying that she was referring to the Lok Sabha election.
Later she deleted her two tweets when Journalist Kamlesh Sutar proved her wrong again.
With due respect,even if you are talking about Loksabha elections, you voted in Khar (BPM School as you mentioned in your earlier tweet) it is still part of Mumbai North Central constituency from where @poonam_mahajan of the BJP -Shivsena alliance was the candidate. 🙏
— Kamlesh Sutar (@kamleshsutar) September 17, 2020
Conclusion: Kangana Ranaut was found to be lying on national TV. Even after lying, she backed her claim on twitter and later deleted after fact-checked by India Today Editor kamlesh Sutar.