A BJP MLA gave way to a new controversy as he said that star cricketer Virat Kohli anti-patriotic because he chose Italy as his marriage destination.
"Virat has earned money and fame in India and he went to Italy to get married. Bhagwan Ram got married on this land, Bhagwan Krishna got married on this land and this man went to Italy to get married. He cannot be a rashtra bhakt [patriot]," said Panna Lal Shakya, BJP MLA from Guna, Madhya Pradesh.
To everyone's surpise, Shakya targetted Kohli saying he cannot be an inspiration to Indians as only those who are loyal to their country and swore by it deserved to be an inspiration. He said the same about Anushka Sharma as well.
Who is Mr. Shakya to question someone's patriotism? Just because a famous cricketer and actress chose Italy as their wedding destination? Where is the Freedom of choice in this country? It is appalling and embarrassing as a citizen of this country to see where this country is going.