Lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar on Thursday said that he is a patriot and his thinking was never “anti-national”. Actually, the lyricist is often called anti-national by people on social media for his various posts. Akhtar said at an event in Mumbai, “I am only a patriot, all others are anti-national. I have never had such (anti-national) ideology or thoughts.”
According to the information received, this program was organized by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on the occasion of 75th birthday of senior party leader Chhagan Bhujbal. Bhujbal, who has served as the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, is known as the Other Backward Class (OBC) face of the party.
Along with NCP chief Sharad Pawar, many other opposition leaders were also present in this program. Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Jammu and Kashmir National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah also spoke in this program.
Pointing to all the leaders present on the stage, Javed Akhtar said that ‘Hindustan’ (India) is sitting there. The 77-year-old lyricist said, “On this stage, there are leaders of different parties. Hindustan is sitting here.” Last year, the veteran lyricist called the right-wing ideology “oppressive”.
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