Not his business: BJP leader condemns MLA who questioned Virat Kohli's 'patriotism'

Anushka shared this photo on her Twitter page. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Dec 20, 2017, 02.09 AM (IST)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader S Prakash on Wednesday criticised its Madhya Pradesh MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) Panna Lal Shakya for questioning cricketer Virat Kohli's patriotism for his decision to get married in Italy instead of India.

The BJP leader said it was not Shakya's business to question the cricketer's patriotism and that he was tarnishing the party's image by his statements. 

"The MLA who made this statement has no business to question the patriotism of Virat Kohli or Anushka Sharma, it is their choice to marry where ever they wanted to get married. The MLA who has made this statement has no right to tarnish the image of the BJP and I hope he mends his ways," said the BJP leader.

On Tuesday, Shakya had said, "Virat earned money in India but he didn't find any place to marry in the country. Is Hindustan untouchable? Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Vikramaditya, Yudhishthir got married on this land. You all must have got married here. None of us goes to a foreign country to get married, he (Virat Kohli) earned money here and spent billions there (Italy), he doesn't have any respect for the country. This proves he is not a patriot."

Virat and Anushka got married at a private ceremony in Tuscany, Italy on December 11.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party criticised its Madhya Pradesh MLA Panna Lal Shakya for questioning cricketer Virat Kohli's patriotism for his decision to get married in Italy instead of India