MANGALURU: Is the BJP reading too much into Ramya episode? BJP think tank here feels that too much activism in the case has given more publicity to the former MP than she deserves.
Elders in the BJP as well as its fringe groups feel that the film actress has been known for her inhospitable statements in the past too and there is no point in making her a public hero by giving her all undue publicity. “Even her appreciation of Pakistan should have been ignored as it is inconsequential in the present situation. By overdoing it, we are in fact playing into the hands of the Congress party”, they said.
Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha has already gone on record saying what was the need to send her to Pakistan for SAARC youth conference as she is not a people’s representative.
Lok Sabha member from Dakshina Kannada Nalin Kumar Kateel who is now camping in Kerala overseeing the arrangements for a BJP national executive meeting told Express that Ramya is a “novice in politics” and has strange ways of reacting to issues. “She does not deserve so much attention”, he said.
Ramya’s mood in Mangaluru was jovial on Thursday. She never stopped smiling during her four-hour outing in the city despite being subjected to humiliations. Youth Congress leaders who accompanied her said she was happy for all the attention she got.
Public attention and media glare has made her a “hit in not just the coast but elsewhere”, they said.
Ramya has lost mental balance, say BJP workers
Mandya: BJP party workers staged a protest against former MP Ramya condemning her statement that ‘Pakistan is not hell’. Hundreds of BJP workers who gathered at the Siver Jubilee Park raised slogans against her and threw tomatoes and eggs at her banner. “Ramya has lost her mental balance after returning from Pakistan. She should not give statements which hurts the feelings of people,” warned the protesters.