BENGALURU: Former Prime Minister and JD (S) president H D Deve Gowda has supported actor-politician Ramya, who has been slapped with a sedition plaint for her comment, “Pakistan is not a hell”.
“There are good people in Pakistan and they want to have cordial relationship with India. Relations between the two countries deteriorated because of fundamentalists in both the countries,” the former PM told reporters in New Delhi.
Supporting Ramya’s comments he said, “There is nothing wrong in what Ramya has said and she has defended her remarks.”
Taking a dig at the BJP leaders for politicising Ram temple issue he said, “What can you expect from such politicians?”
Meanwhile, in Bengaluru, BJP leaders demanded that Ramya should apologise for her comment praising Pakistan.
A complaint has been filed in a Madikeri court seeking direction to the police to file sedition case against Ramya for her comment.
The court will take up the hearing on Saturday.
Defending her comment Ramya said, “I have not said anything wrong and there is no question of apologising. I have only spoken about my experience and there is nothing wrong in it.”