Need to stop the generalized vulgarity in the cinema of Bhojpuri: deputy of the BJP to the CM | India News
The MP wrote a letter to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
“There is a sharp drop in the content of Bhojpuri cinema. It is a matter of serious concern. There is a negative effect of this content on the young minds of the people in these states.
The BJP lawmaker, who previously tabled a private member’s bill in parliament on the inclusion of Bhojpuri as an official language in Schedule 8, said this trend towards “tasteless” cinema has become a worrying concern in the country. over the past decade or so, while blaming previous governments for doing little to stop it.
He recalled the contribution of the Bhojpuri language and its patrons in the consolidation of the struggle for freedom of India and
holding the highest positions in the country in the past.
“The fame of Bhikhari Thakur and folk singer Mahendra Mishra is known throughout the country and abroad. So is the intellect of the first President Deshratna, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. Even Mahatma Gandhi started Satyagraha of Champaran (a region where Bhojpuri is spoken) The great Rann of Bhojpur, Bankure Babuveer Kunwa, also made a supreme sacrifice. We must ensure that the Bhojpuri language and its culture remain intact, “he said. .
Shukla is one of the vocal Brahmins and prominent faces of BJP in UP.
The party had recently inducted Jitin Prasad, one of Rahul Gandhi’s main collaborators, a move seen as an attempt to further consolidate the Brahmin vote bank ahead of the 2022 elections.
After electing five-time MP Yogi Adityanath, a Thakur caste leader as chief minister of the BJP in UP following a landslide victory in 2017, the party has strived to strike a balance to elevate both Brahmin and non-Yadav OBC party leaders and promote community in State and Union cabinets.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the party fielded four prominent Brahmins, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Anurag Sharma and Ramapati Tripathi, who all won.