No alien to making contentious comments, actress Kangana Ranaut recently found herself facing flak yet again on social media.
Talking at an event for her upcoming film ‘Panga’, the ‘Queen’ actress, Kangana said, “When you protest, the first thing that’s imp is that you don’t turn violent. In our population, only 3-4 percent people pay tax, others are actually dependent on them. So, who gives you the right to burn buses, trains & to create ruckus in the country?”
The comment has attracted anger from many across the country including writers, politicians, thinkers and influencers. Many slammed her for erroneously claiming only “3-4 percent” of the Indian population paid taxes.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday thumped Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for her remarks that only a few people pay tax in India while rest are dependent on them. Others also raised their demurrals against her statement. Many pointed out that even people who were not paying direct taxes nevertheless pay indirect taxes every time they make purchases or use certain services. In fact, many recapped her that people paid tax even when they bought a ticket for watching her films.
However, don’t you think the message which Kangana was trying to articulate is on a higher and broader aspect? Don’t you think the honest tax payers (Direct Tax payers) are really a small percentage of the total in our nation?