‘Buy me a ticket’: Filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan hits back at BJP over ‘go to moon’ remark

A day after Kerala BJP leader B Gopalakrishnan asked filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan to go to the moon if he cant tolerate Jai Sri Ram slogans, the later hit back demanding a ticket to the space. On Thursday, the BJP leader created a controversy after suggesting that Adoor Gopalakrishnan must consider going to the moon if he is unable to tolerate those who chant His reaction had come after 49 celebrities signed a letter to Prime Minister Modi, raising their concerns on incidents of lynchings in the country. Adoor Gopalakrishnan was one of them. Commenting on a Facebook post by Adoor, the BJP leader wrote, Hitting back at the BJP leader, Adoor said their letter raised a concern and it was neither against the government nor against those chanting They raised concern against incidents of lynching using the The filmmaker further claimed he got threat calls over the letter. Apart from him, another signatory and actor Kaushik Sen also alleged that he got threat call after signing the letter. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also came out in support of Adoor and condemned the BJP leader Meanwhile, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has dismissed the concerns, saying they saw the same thing after 2014 Parliamentary elections in the name of The signatories, in their letter, said there is They added that people must not be branded as We were shocked to learn from NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) reports that there have been no less than 840 instances of atrocities against Dalits in 2016, and a definite decline in the percentage of convictions,