MUMBAI : The Karni Sena has come out in support of Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and has sought action against Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.
The Karni Sena members staged a protest in Gorakhpur on Tuesday against Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut for his disparaging remarks against the actor.
The Sena members also burnt the effigy of Sanjay Raut at Shastri Chowk in Gorakhpur and demanded his apology. They said the kind of language the Shiv Sena leader has used for Kangana is an insult to all women.
Shri Rajput Karni Sena, popularly referred to as Karni Sena, is considered to be a fringe outfit and is based in Rajasthan.
Karni Sena district president Devendra Singh said, "Rajputs have always supported women whenever they have been subjected to humiliation and insult. Sanjay Raut has used unparliamentary language for Kangana Ranaut which is very objectionable. We demand that the Maharashtra government and the Shiv Sena take stern action against Sanjay Raut otherwise Karni Sena will come on roads to fight for the respect of women."
Sanjay Raut is the executive editor of Sena mouthpiece 'Saamna', the party's newspaper and, on Tuesday, he was appointed party's chief spokesperson.
The Karni Sena has also declared that it will take the responsibility for Kangana Ranaut's security in Mumbai. The actor is scheduled to arrive in Mumbai on Wednesday.
The Karni Sena said its members will protect Kangana Ranaut and escort her from the airport to her home.
In January 2018, Karni Sena had protested against the release of movie 'Padmavat' across the country, forcing the filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali to change the title of the film from 'Padmavati' to 'Padmavat'.